Disrupted supply chains drop EAC sales by 56%

Closed: Closed shops in down town, Kampala. East Africa member states have created measures such as travel bans, curfew and lockdowns which have negatively impacted business and investments in the region. PHOTO BY RACHEL MABALA

What you need to know:

  • According to respondents of the survey, the reduction of cash flow will continue disrupting value chains and may lead to the closure of businesses and investment projects.
  • East African Business Council (EABC) conducted a snapshot survey to check the status of businesses focusing on the impact of Covid-19 on the cash flows, supply chains and business sustainability.

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit hard businesses and investments in East African States as sales and cash flows remain constrained.
A new survey shows that supply chains in East Africa witnessed a decline of nearly 60 per cent in sales following the Covid-19 pandemic.
All the East African Community partner states namely Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and South Sudan have recorded cases of Covid-19.

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