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Political Federation Is Coming, says EAC Boss

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dosage http://centerforblackbelt.org/wp-admin/includes/taxonomy.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Saying that African unity was a seed planted by our forefathers, tadalafil Mr. Njoroge said: “Our hope is, East Africa will be the first block in Africa to form a political federation. A political federation must be acceptable to all citizens and it must assure them that property and investments are protected”.


Mr. Njoroge who was speaking to the Presidential Strategic Communication Unit team at the EAC headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania, on the eve of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s two day visit, said the residents of East Africa member states have to hold discussions and agree on the political model they need to adopt.


President Uhuru Kenyatta is the current chairman of the EAC Summit and will hold the position for a period of one year.


He said all processes have to be finalised and the regional citizens sensitised before undertaking steps to political federation noting that currently the East African Community is encouraging all member states to adhere to good governance, rule of law and respect of human rights as they endeavour to implement the agreed and signed protocols.


Mr. Njoroge, a former CCK managing director, said the President decided to meet East African Community staff ‘to understand their issues’.


As the chairman, he explained, “the Kenyan leader will co-ordinate the monetary union protocol that has just started and will take 10 years to implement”.


“He would also guide the EAC in reaching consensus on monetary union, implementation of free movement of people and common visa for tourists” he added.


For the next one year and beyond, Mr. Njoroge said EAC will focus on building institutions to support what the union has achieved, make the community self-financing and give it power to implement decisions made by the Heads of States.


“Now,” Mr. Njoroge said, “The EAC relies on member countries to do this.”


He further said the EAC holds a lot of opportunities and what is required is for its residents to work together and support regional leadership.

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