Sunday, May 17, 2020 – Tanzania’s PresidentJohn Pombe Magufuli on Sunday, May 17th, launched a thinly veiled attack against President Uhuru Kenyatta for closing the Kenya-Tanzania border.
Magufuli, who was speaking at a church accused countries closing their borders due to Covid19 of committing economic sabotage.
“You know there are shocking occurrences.”
“You get a truck driver that has been blocked from crossing yet he traveled many Kilometers from Dar es Salaam and did not fall in the truck. He drove it perfectly.”
“That is why, my brothers, I did not close down borders.”
“I respected my neighbours since we are surrounded by more than eight countries.”
“If you close, it means you are sabotaging their economies,” he said.
“There are some of the countries that are depending on foodstuff from Tanzania.”
“So if you lock them out, you have not only sabotaged the economy of the creators of the product but you have also denied food to those countries surrounding you,” he added.
On Saturday, President Uhuru Uhuru announced the closure of the Kenya- Somalia and Kenya- Tanzania border for the next 30 days to curb the importation of Covid19.
Only cargo trucks will be allowed into and out of the country during that period but only after drivers have undergone mandatory testing for Covid19 and turned out negative.
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The Kenyan DAILY POST.