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Kenyatta: EAC Should Display the Fruits of Integration

EALA Speaker RT. Hon Daniel Kidega receives the Speaker of the Senate of Kenya, Rt. Hon Ekwee Ethuro.

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Speaking after receiving his cash prize, David Lutalo said, “I am very grateful and happy with MTN for creating such a unique platform where artistes are recognized for their creative works and fans are recognized for their support.”

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“I appreciate my fans for downloading my “Manya”CallerTune. I have many other songs on the MTN CallerTune portal and encourage all my fans to download and enjoy them,” he added.

The MTN CallerTunez online awards is an exciting initiative through which MTN is recognizing artistes that have popular content running as CallerTunez.

According to the Telecom, 10 lucky customers who download an MTN CallerTune stand a chance to win 100,000/- each while the customer with the highest number of MTN CallerTunez in a month wins a brand new Huawei Smartphone.

In September, Twesigye John Patrick from Isingiro district downloaded the most MTN CallerTunez and won a Huawei P7 smartphone.

“We thank our customers who have embraced this exciting service for the support you are giving to the MTN brand and our dear artistes,” said the Chief Marketing Officer, MTN Uganda Ms. Mapula Bodibe.
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has called on the region to concert its integration efforts, help http://couponadventures.com/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/modules/submit.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, click 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, remedy ” President Kenyatta said.

A photo of the EALA Members at the Parliament of Kenya grounds shortly after the ceremony.

A photo of the EALA Members at the Parliament of Kenya grounds shortly after the ceremony.

“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.

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