Former Tanzanian President Calls for Unified East African Market

Former Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete has called on the East African Community to work towards deeper integration by establishing a unified market with common fiscal and monetary policies. Kikwete delivered these remarks during the inaugural Guild Leaders’ Summit at Makerere University yesterday.

“The integration of the East African Community has been held back by divergent interests, affecting regional trade and investment,” said Kikwete.

Uganda’s Vice President Jessica Alupo echoed Kikwete’s call for a unified East Africa, emphasizing Uganda’s dedication to an East African federation as a means to expand its market and stimulate economic growth across the region.

“Despite challenges, Uganda is focused on the East African federation to extend its market and benefit the region’s economies,” noted Vice President Alupo.

Addressing student leaders from universities across East Africa, former Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda highlighted the crucial role of young leaders in promoting closer cooperation within the East African region.

“As student leaders, you have the power to advocate for greater East African cooperation,” Dr. Rugunda stated.

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