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We must break trade barriers to promote development

Published on September 07, 2015

This week, businessmen, policy makers and other economic stakeholders from within East Africa and across the globe convened at the Speke Resort in Munyonyo in Uganda for the first ever high-level Manufacturing Business Summit and Exhibition in the East African Community (EAC).
The fact that the forum was held at ‘Speke Resort’ with its colonial undertones and heritage, echoes that Africa is still grappling with the legacy of colonialism and how to deal with the effects of national boundaries drawn up so many years ago in Europe, without recourse to local culture or inhabitants. It also illustrates how these boundaries continue to affect the economics, trade, immigration and geopolitical situation of these former colonies. Read more. Source | Daily Monitor