Due to the relative peace being enjoyed from the elimination of rebel activity in the great lakes region, the growing cross border trade between the block has opened a spate of business opportunities for investors.
The latest beneficiary of the growing inter-regional trade is the Uganda based KKT Bus Company that will effective Sept 1 2011, begin operating the Uganda to DR Congo route via Arua.
The General Manager KKT Bus Company Joseph Mobutu last week told journalists in Arua that the Bus Company which marks its second year in the transport industry this month will celebrate its anniversary by opening the DR Congo route.
KKT Bus Company commenced operations on Sept 29 2009 on the Arua Koboko Kampala route. Opening the DR Congo route is aimed at giving an opportunity to the traders in the two countries to effectively move and transact business.
The bus company has its terminal along Bombo Road in Kampala. According to sources, the company has imported four brand new luxury buses worth over Shs 1.2 billion for the DR Congo route.