By Vision Reporter
A meeting to fast track the East African Political federation has opened in Kampala.
The Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation Ministers of Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi are attending the meeting that opened on Tuesday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Kampala Government said the meeting is a follow-up to the Summit that was held at the close of August by the Presidents of Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda in Mombasa.
The summit was also attended by the South Sudan Foreign Affairs minister as well as the Burundi minister of Public Works and Equipment from Burundi.
According to a statement from the ministry of Foreign Affairs, the August 28, 2013 summit in Mombasa had reviewed progress of implementation of the decisions, two months earlier, on the deeper regional integration.
The June 24th to 25th meet in Entebbe according to the statement decided on the development of the railway, petroleum products, crude oil pipeline, oil refinery, and power generation and transmission. The others that they agreed on include development of a single tourist visa, single customs territory and fast trucking of the political federation.
Uganda’s Permanent Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Amb. James Mugume said that there is need for open discussion to provide concrete proposals for implementation of the federation.