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Activists call for transparency among East African Community countries


The Executive Director of African Policy Network Victoria Serunkuma has appealed to all the five East African Countries that form the East African Community bloc to ensure transparency to enable the success of the East Africa Common Market.

EAC boss, Juma Mwapachu

EAC boss, Juma Mwapachu

The five member countries that form the East African Common Market which was operationalised on 1st June 2010 are Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi.

The common market allows free movement of labour, capital, goods and services among the five East African countries

She adds that transparency will also ensure quick political federation of the East African Community countries. The first East African community bloc that was formed in the 1960’s collapsed because of lack of transparency among member countries which led to increased suspicions leading to eventual collapse of the bloc.

Serunkuma who appealed to the people to exploit the opportunity that comes with the operationalisation of the East African Common Market indicated that Africa Policy Network will sensitize the people to enable them realize and exploit the opportunity that comes with the Common Market.

Solomon Akugizibwe, Ultimate Media

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