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East African Community’s long journey to Integration

Published on June 16, 2015

It has been observed that the East African Community has demonstrated the most feasible progress on integration and is said to be the most ambitious of all the regional economic communities in Africa. The East African Community member states have made a number of significant strides towards the realization of full economic integration of the region’s economies.

The recently concluded 10th Northern Corridor Integration Projects Summit is one of the things that remind us of this progress. The Northern Corridor Integration Projects initiative was designed to generate sustainable political will necessary to fast track the implementation of the projects identified.

The first Summit was held in June 2013 and the three Heads of State of Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya agreed to meet every two months to review progress. The meetings are hosted by Partner States on rotational basis and the decision is supported by articles 1 and 7 of the EAC Treaty which allows progression in cooperation among groups within the Community for wider integration.

Member States of the Northern Corridor have made noteworthy advancement in mobilizing resources for the rehabilitation of the trunk road networks. Read more. Source | Newtimes