The Governments of Kenya and Ethiopia have signed an agreement to create opportunities for communities at the borders of the two countries.
Report on the synergy monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Addis Ababa, said both governments explained that the collaboration would help them in tackling the increasing security challenges in the East Africa region.
Kenyan local media on Thursday quoted President Uhuru Kenyatta as assuring that the agreement would create job opportunities that would enhance stability and security on the borders of the two countries.
Kenyatta assured Ethiopia that Kenya would implement the special status agreement between the two countries.
He said that a busy person would have no time to think of to take a gun to commit crime, stating that such person would rather be committed to his business where his daily livelihood depended.
He said that the ongoing construction of Isiolo-Moyale road onwards to Ethiopia would facilitate economic growth through cross border trade without much bureaucracy.
The Kenyan President added that the agreement both nations would not only accelerate the implementation of the infrastructural projects but also enhance relations between their citizens.
“Everybody will gain; no one will lose in this agreement.
“This agreement will help our people move freely and develop together.
“It will help us move from government-to-government engagement to people-to-people relations,’’ he said.