East african community presidents to meet in Kampala
27 November 2013, 20:11
Nairobi - The regional heads of state will be meeting in Uganda's capital Kampala on the 30th November to discuss among other issues single currency, customs, political federation reports on issues to do with east African community (EAC) integration.
Addressing the media in Kampala today, the permanent secretary ministry of EAC affairs Edith Nsajja Mwanje confirmed that they will also discuss the application of Somalia to join the integration as well as discuss the South Sudan application as another member who wants to join the region.
''The east African community presidents are to meet in Kampala on 30th of this month.They have a lot to discuss about.Among what they are to discuss are introduction of single currency,customs and political federation," she said.
She said that the president of Tanzania is likely to attend the presidents meeting.
However these member state are slated to meet in Kampala, there is high anticipation that Tanzania is likely not to attend, as it has done in past meetings. The permanent secretary ruled those accusations untrue.
The heads of state will also engage with media owners to interest them about the integration issues.
Various media organizations managers in Uganda have been invited to meet the heads of state and discuss about how to make the public aware about the east African community and also promote integration issues.
The community comprises Kenya,Uganda,Tanzania,Rwanda and Burundi. With South Sudan and Somalia's application still pending.
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