SGR will not cause loss of jobs in transport – industry official
Cargo logistics services company, Siginon Group, has allayed fears there will be job cuts in the transportation sector once the Standard Gauge Railway is fully operational. The SGR, which will connect Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan is the East African’s biggest transport project, and is expected to reduce the cost of passenger and cargo transportation across the nations. Group managing director Meshack Kipturgo said: “If the pricing is right with the SGR, we will move our cargo by rail. But if it is expensive, we will use trucks to move cargo by road,” Kipturgo said, adding the rail will not cover all areas thus the last mile will always be served by trucks.