Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and President Uhuru Kenyatta inaugurated today the 500 kilometres Hawassa-Hagere Mariam-Moyale road project and One-stop Border Post in Marsabit County.
The launching of the border post and the 500 kilometers Hawassa-Hagere Mariam-Moyale Road, a key segment of the Mombasa-Nairobi-Addis Ababa Road Corridor and the Trans-African Highway, it was indicated.
During the inaugural ceremony, Prime Minister Abiy said the new infrastructure will bring Ethiopia and Kenya to come together to enhance socio-economic ties.
This is one of the key milestones of the two people to exchange experiences, investment, trade and tourism, Abiy said.
“I hope this will continue to the other neighbors to integrate the entire East Africa as one family,” he stated.
Prime Minister Abiy said Ethiopia was open to Kenyan investors and called for the strengthening of trade relations between the two countries.
“Opportunities are now wide open for Kenyan companies to invest in energy and aviation in Ethiopia,” he said.
“Likewise great potential awaits Kenyan investors to explore our agro processing, textile and garment manufacturing throughout the country,” Abiy noted.
He stressed need to work on sustaining peace and security like infrastructure because “peace is the foundation for everything as we are inspiring and transforming the life of our people.”
Prime Minister Abiy also invited President Kenyatta to join him in the ongoing regeneration of Addis Ababa into a green modern city, ideal for urban tourism and the service sector.
- Ethiopian News