16-May-2011 1:16 PM

Kenya and Tanzania at odds about Taveta airport construction

Tanzania’s and Kenya’s governments are in disagreement about the Kenya’s plans to construct a USD119 million airport at Taveta, 120km from Kilimanjaro International Airport in Tanzania (Guardian on Sunday, 15-May-2011). The Tanzanian government claims an airport at Taveta would “sabotage” its economy, and was against the East African Community’s mandate that discourages member states to create investments that compete. Kilimanjaro International is Tanzania’s second-busiest airport and a vital economic asset, the government claims.