Uhuru makes good impression on EAC folk
28 March 2014, 10:22
Nairobi - The East Africa Legislative Assembly (EALA) has
commended the Chair of the Summit of East African Community, President Uhuru
Kenyatta for the insightful delivery of the State of EAC Address in Arusha, Tanzania
The House debated on the speech with members terming it concise and elaborating
on key policy issues for the region.
Legislators widely supported the motion moved by the Minister for EAC, Republic
of Uganda, Shem Bageine on behalf of the Chair of the Council of Ministers,
The Minister termed the address as pivotal in addressing matters of
“From a board perspective, the President gave a broad, knowledgeable and
insightful outline of the Community’s principal priorities and areas of
focus. This was well in line with the responsibility of the Summit to
give general directions and impetus as to the development of the Community,”
During the debate, another legislator, Dora Byamukama, congratulated President
Kenyatta for his directive to the regional security forces to curb the wildlife
According to the member, this would ideally shore up the tourism numbers to the
“It is comforting to know the Summit is concerned about the depletion of rhinos
among other wildlife. This is commendable,” Byamukama said.
He remarked that the region was eager to consolidate on the Common Market
Protocol and within the appropriate time, to commence on the implementation of
the Monetary Union Protocol.
Bageine assured the Assembly that the Council was committed to strengthening
the integration process and it would address perennial problems facing
He further informed the Assembly of EAC’s desire to complete the on-going
negotiations with other regional blocs on the free trade area negotiations.
- CAJ News
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