Kenya Dedicates Depot For Uganda-bound Transhipment Car Imports

Ugandan car importers now have their own car depot in Mombasa. This follows the handing over of a 5.2 acre depot at Changamwe to Unifreight Cargo Handlers. The depot belongs to the Uganda Property Holdings Limited. Unifreight will operate the facility that can hold 3,500 vehicles.
The controversial property which was marked for demolition for being on a road reserve will serve as a depot to handle Ugandan bound vehicles. The handing over was witnessed by eight Ugandan MPs led by Steven Tashobya, the chairman of legal and parliamentary affairs in the Uganda parliament.
Speaking during the handing over, Unifreight MD Geoffrey Tindimwebwa said the company is responding to the Kenya Ports Authority call on private investors to invest in freight services to reduce congestion at the port. He said the depot will help address challenges faced by Ugandan importers.
"This is a milestone for the Uganda business community as their units will now be well handled and delivered," said Tindimwebwa. He said the company will create hundreds of jobs for Mombasa residents. "We don't intend to import labour. We will give locals the opportunity to work with us," he said.