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Kagame underlines EAC future priorities

Published on December 02, 2015

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame last week called on the East African Community (EAC) to strengthen integration efforts by addressing insecurity, bad governance and corruption in line with the regional economic bloc’s Vision 2050.

He reiterated that all East Africans must eradicate the ‘business as usual’ mind-set and strive towards progress of strengthening integration. 

The President’s remarks were delivered by the President of the Rwanda Senate Bernard Makuza, at the opening of the 3rd Meeting of the 4th session of the third East African Legislative Assembly proceedings at the Parliament of Rwanda building in Kigali.

He said: “As legislators, we must ask questions and keep searching for solutions for and on behalf of our people.  We must identify and address whatever may divert the progress of the Community, and ensure that there are no obstacles to our cooperation for integration. And to start with, procedures and processes governing Organs of the Community should not be themselves an obstacle to the growth of the Community.”  

Up for debate last week were the EAC Forest Management and Protection Bill, 2015 – 2nd and 3rd reading;  the EAC Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Bill, 2015 -2nd and 3rd Reading and finally the debate and adoption reports of various committees of the House. Read more. Source | East African Business Week