Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has called on the region to concert its integration efforts, view http://civilianpeaceservice.ca/wp-includes/load.php showcase the fruits of integration and facilitate the incremental approach of the pillars ultimately leading to the Political Federation of the region.
The Head of State maintained that the Summit of the EAC and his Government were committed to the integration agenda as evidenced by accelerated approach towards the development of infrastructure among other benefits.
President Kenyatta’s remarks were delivered by the Speaker of the Senate, prostate http://catrinmacdonnell.co.uk/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-terms-list-table.php Rt. Hon Ekwee Ethuro at the commencement of the 2ndMeeting of the 4th Session of the 3rd Assembly at the Kenya National Assembly on Tuesday.
He reiterated that the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) which a couple of years back was a pipe-dream was now a reality.
“There is increased focus towards the development of the Northern corridor. There are also plans to develop an oil and gas pipeline from Uganda trough north-western Kenya (Turkana) to the port of Mombasa to ease transportation of crude oils and to enhance exportation of mineral oils, prostate ” President Kenyatta said.
“I see no wavering by our Summit towards this process and I am assured that in the near future, the fruits of these efforts will come to bear,” Rt. Hon Ethuro said.
He further remarked that it was vital for the Common Market Protocol to be fully implemented and devoid of Non-Tariff Barriers to enable citizens reap the full benefits.
“We strive towards the elimination of NTBs to ease movement of people and goods while adhering to the Rules of Origin,” he added. The Senate Speaker rooted for amendment of the Treaty in response to a request by his EALA counterpart, Rt. Hon Daniel F. Kidega.
“ I believe it is time to consider some amendments to the Treaty in order keep up with changing times. Amendments that we should consider include those that allow citizens to play a more active role in the management of the affairs of the region. Public participation has become a critical pillar in our modern constitutions,” Rt. Hon Ehuro said.
He further hailed EALA for its efforts to ensure peace prevailed in the region.
In his welcome remarks, the Speaker of the EALA, Rt. Hon Daniel F. Kidega noted that East Africans were interested in seeing more tangible benefits of integration.
He noted that with the coming into force of the fully-fledged Customs Union, it was necessary for products to be sold within the ambits of the Customs Union Protocol and without barriers.
“It is in this regard that we as an Assembly, are keenly watching the issue of Sugar given that the Customs Union is now fully-fledged and promotes intra-EAC Trade. We plead that a divide between politics and integration be wedged” he remarked.
The Electoral Commission has Tuesday afternoon cleared the first two candidates to run in next year’s presidential elections.
This is after the commission finalized scrutinizing nomination papers to establish authenticity of supporters’ names, shop http://charlesdunn.com/wp-admin/includes/translation-install.php numbers, viagra 100mg signatures & thumbprints appearing on forms.
The two candidates are incumbent President Yoweri Museveni who is coming on the ruling National Resistance Movement ticket, no rx and former Prime Minister Hon Amama Mbabazi, an independent candidate.
These were found to have fulfilled all the requirements, which among others included submission of 100 signatures from each of the two thirds of the country’s districts in line with Section 10  of the Presidential Elections Act (2005).
“Amama Mbabazi who is to stand as an Independent Candidate has submitted lists of supporters for his candidature for presidential elections, 2016 and the Electoral Commission has verified at least 100 supporters from each of at least two thirds of all districts in Uganda,” read part of the clearance for the former Premier.
The EC is set to clear other contestants who also successfully handed in their nomination forms, among them FDC’s Col Kizza Besigye.
The candidates according to the EC’s recently revisited roadmap are set to embark on their nationwide campaigns at the start of the November.