NAIROBI - The authorities in the African country, Kenya are exploring the option of abolishing all the visa requirements in a bid to attract tourists.
Kenyan President William Ruto has confirmed that the Kenya Kwanza administration is considering abolishing visa requirements for inbound travelers.
Expressing the views during the African Climate Summit currently taking place at the Kenya International Convention Centre (KICC), the president said it was unfair to ask for visas from people who were coming back home.
“We are having a conversation as Kenyans because it is unfair to ask anybody coming home for visas,” he affirmed.
“In a few months, we are seriously considering abolishing any visa requirement for traveling to Kenya,” President Ruto added.
It bears mentioning that the President's reference to ‘home’ was in relation to Kenya’s renowned historical significance as the ‘Cradle of Humankind’.
“A few kilometers from where you are seated scientists including myself as a scientist discovered and located the earliest remains of man on Earth in other words this is where Humanity began before you guys went all over the place in Europe and America and Asia and the rest of our continent this is where we all began and therefore allow me to welcome you home” he explained.
Kenya has been easing the requirements for travelers continuously and recently it abolished visa requirements for Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) nationals.
Immigration and Citizen Services Director General Evelyn Cheluget said in a circular that the waiver is in compliance with “the East Africa Community (EAC) regulations on free movement of persons within the member states.”
Previously, the authorities lifted visa requirements for the Comoros and Senegal while Kenya and Djibouti also lobbied for a visa-free policy in June to boost trade between the two countries.
Pakistani rupee continues to show resistance against US dollar in the open market on Monday amid positive economic indicators.
On first working day of the week, the US dollar in open market stands at 284 for buying and 287.15 for selling.
Euro price moves up to 310.71 for buying and 311.31 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 357.55 for buying, and 358.2 for selling after marginal increase.
UAE Dirham AED stands at 77.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal also witnessed slight fall and new price stands at 75.94.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||357.55||358.2|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.52||36.62|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||170.9||172.9|
KARACHI – Gold rates in Pakistan continue to climb higher on Monday amid surge in global trend.
On Monday, the price of 24-karat gold stands at Rs215,500 per tola, and 10 gram costs Rs184,750 per tola.
Single tola of 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs198,550, 21 karat rate for per tola is Rs189, 525 and 18k gold rate stands at Rs162,450.00 for 1 tola.
In the international market, the price of bullion hovers around $2010 per ounce with incrrease of around $8.
|Lahore||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Karachi||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Islamabad||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Peshawar||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Quetta||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Sialkot||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Attock||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Gujranwala||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Jehlum||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Multan||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Gujrat||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Nawabshah||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Chakwal||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Hyderabad||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Nowshehra||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Sargodha||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Faisalabad||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|
|Mirpur||PKR 215,500||PKR 2,610|