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EAC urged to implement full integration to spur growth

Published on October 09, 2015

The East African Community (EAC), comprising Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda has been urged to ensure full integration for inclusive growth in the region.

Addressing East African Trade Union Confederation Youth Camp in Kisumu on Monday, Central Organization of Trade Union (Cotu) Secretary General Francis Atwoli said the integration is still very weak.

Atwoli said while progress towards regional integration has been significant, the agenda is far from finished, pointing at many barriers.

“We need free movement of people, goods and other services within East African countries. These barriers should be removed,” Atwoli said.

He challenged Tanzania to remain optimistic and embrace the integration process to allow EAC to move in one direction.

Atwoli said EAC was strong before it went down in 1977. Read more. Source | Hivi Sasa