Museveni Hails Nyerere, Karume On Tanzania Unification


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cheap geneva; font-size: small;”>The late Mwalimu Nyerere, who was the President of Tanganyika and the late Karume the leader of Zanzibar, unified their nations on May 26, 1963 to form Tanzania.

The people of Tanzania celebrated their Golden Jubilee of their unification last month.

President Museveni called on the people of East Africa to do the same adding that what the 2 leaders did in 1963, was what the people of the region should have done a long time ago. He, therefore, urged them to follow suit.

The President was on Saturday addressing the Inter-Parliamentary Relations Seminar Nanyuki 7 at the Imperial Resort Hotel, Entebbe.

Participants included among others members of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) and invited MPs from the East African Parliaments namely Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

The two-day seminar run under the theme, “Promoting a people-centred and market driven East Africa”.

Commenting on the theme, President Museveni hailed the choice adding that the region, with the population of 140 million, offers a huge market that can easily attract investors who can in turn build factories in the region.

The President once again condemned tendencies of sectarianism based on tribal and religious grounds adding that such non-issues interfere with the interest of both producers and entrepreneurs.

He explained that human resource and capital was very crucial in terms of trade because they are the consumers of what is produced.

He told delegates at the seminar that the unification of East Africa was a necessity as the people of the region were already linked through culture and dialects.

He, therefore, reiterated his call to members of EALA to promote the East African Integration.

The Speaker of EALA, Rt. Hon. Margaret Zziwa, said they have started the evangelization of the East African integration with some groups and are to reach out to all people in all corners of the region to spread the same gospel.

The Deputy Secretary General of the East African Community, Dr. Julius Roitich, thanked President Museveni for his inspiring lecture.


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