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National Monitoring Committees on NTBs
Varying application of axle load specifications
Posted on : 01 - Aug - 2012 - Viewed : 40 times

Affected countries : All Partner States

NTB source & Ministry/Department/ Agency for action : Kenya Ministry of transport, TANROADS, Uganda Ministry of transport

Impact to businesses : Unnecessary time loss at the weighbridges, Corruption

Prioritized Action : Introduce weigh-in motion systems and harmonization of axle load limits and gross vehicle mass (GVM) in the region

Bottlenecks or Success Factor Insufficient financial resources. Political disagreements on whether to adopt COMESA or SADC specifications

Status / Recommendations : The meeting of the session of permanent secretaries of the sectoral council of transport, communications and metrology was held on 16th – 19th August 2011 in Nairobi to consider the matter. The session recommended that a meeting technical expert be convened by EAC Secretariat to develop supportive legal, Intuitional and operative framework for approval by the Council by April 2012.

Time-frame : April 2012, Resolved


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