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It's time EAC made sure it stands on its own feet

Published on May 05, 2016

The new East African Community secretary general, Mr Liberat Mfumukeko, has assumed his duties with a promise to turn around the cash strapped regional body.

It is not a secret that the new executive comes at a time when the EAC secretariat is operating with a shoestring budget, 70 per cent of which is donor funded.

It means that, what the member countries raise a mere 30 per cent of a budget, and that isn't good enough to keep the integration dream alive. It therefore goes without saying that if EAC continues to operate this way, there is no way the six countries will attain the intended unity any time soon. Read more. Source | Citizen