Thursday May 21, 2020 – Tanzanian President John Magufuli opened up yesterday on details of his phone call with President Uhuru Kenyatta that was meant to solve the border row between the two countries.
Speaking during his tour to Singida region of Central Tanzania where he also provided an update on Coronavirus in the province, Magufuli stated that they agreed to solve the border issued that has strained the diplomatic relationship between Kenya and Tanzania.
“The other day, I received a call from Honourable Kenyatta, the Kenyan President.”
“He called me when I was still in Chato and we discussed a little about Corona.”
“I also spoke to him today and we agreed that there is a border dispute.”
“Kenyans are our friends, there are Maasai’s in Kenya and Tanzania same as Luos and Kurias,” detailed Magufuli.
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Chairman noted that the Covid19 pandemic should not be the source of disagreements between the two neighboring nations.
Magufuli revealed that they had agreed to an amicable solution to the border dispute that had been going on since Saturday, May 16th.
“We agreed with Honorable Kenyatta that our Ministers of Transport and the Provisional Commissioners here in Tanzania who are from Mwanza, Mara, Arusha, Kilimanjaro and Tanga will meet their counterparts from Kenya.”
“They will discuss this issue and finish it. We need business and Kenyans too need business here,” noted Magufuli.
On Wednesday, Tanzania’s Government accused Kenya of falsifying truck drivers’ Covid19 results in order to kill tourism in the country a day after Kenyan truckers were barred from entering the country.
The Kenyan DAILY POST