However, during interactions with the area MPs; members of groups that failed to access the funds indicated that they were locked out by the very tight-unrealistic conditions the implementers require of them.
"Tade in tax evaded cigarettes, estimated at 28% of the market, continued to negativey impact the industry revenues and deny the Government an estmated 38 billion shillings in much needed revenue annually," says BAT Uganda.
The pastoralists under the ‘Abaliisa Development Entrepreneurship Association-ADEA accuse Kimeze of using his royal guards to protect another group of pastoralists who graze their cattle in Galiraya Sub County in Kayunga district.
The ASTU Commander Elias Kasirabo says that if the traders or sellers fail to provide required documents relating to the sale or movement of cattle from one destination to another, police will hold the cattle as investigations continue.
Trade between the two is highly imbalanced, with India exports to EA amounting to more than 6 billion dollars, against imports with less than 2 billion, mainly tea, petroleum minerals and spices.
The EAC Director General for Customs and Trade, Kenneth Bagamuhunda said that the MRA, once finalised and implemented, would have a big impact on the flow and growth of trade between East Africa and India.