South Sudan has officially been recognized as a member of the East African Community (EAC).
This was after the youngest nation in the world deposited the instrument of ratification on the Accession to the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community to the body’s Secretary General Amb Liberat Mfumukeko at the Arusha Headquarters in Arusha, dosage http://darkfey-temple.org/wp-includes/wp-db.php Tanzania.
Officials said depositing the instrument of ratification means South Sudan is now a new family member of EAC with full and equal rights, http://corephysio.ca/scripts/form/language/ukrainian-utf-8.php obligations and privileges.
‘’I would, http://clothesthatwork.org/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/src/tribe/aggregator/tabs.php therefore, like to seize this opportunity to commend President Salva Kiir, the Government and the entire people of the Republic of South Sudan for their tireless efforts and commitment that enabled them to achieve this important milestone”, the Secretary General said at a short ceremony on Monday.
The function was graced by senior officials from member states including South Sudan.
Amb Mfumukeko disclosed that now that South Sudan has taken a step further, the Secretariat will seek guidance from the Council of Ministers on developing a detailed roadmap for integrating the country into the ongoing EAC projects and programmes.
“We shall be informing the leadership in Juba of every step we shall be taking in this regard,” he noted.
On his part, South Sudan Presidential Envoy Hon Aggrey Tisa Sabuni said membership in EAC for South Sudan will henceforth mean that the country will never be the same again.
“The EAC integration process is important for South Sudan. Currently, the EAC is the most advanced Regional bloc on the African Continent,” said Sabuni.
He noted that South Sudan’s membership in the EAC is likely to provide concrete benefits to the country and the region as a whole, adding that “deep regional integration programmes that South Sudan shall soon undertake are likely to enhance overall EAC competitiveness which will lead to higher economic growth, employment creation and poverty reduction”.
South Sudan applied to join the East African Community on June 10, 2011 before going through the verification process.