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EAC praises Uhuru, Kagame for using IDs to enter Uganda
Publish Date: Feb 26, 2014
EAC praises Uhuru, Kagame for using IDs to enter Uganda
(From L) Presidents of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, and Rwanda, Paul Kagame, attend the 4th Northern Corridor Integration Projects Summit in Kampala on February 20, 2014. Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda launched the East African Tourist Visa that will see tourists from all over the world using one visa to enter the three neighbouring countries. AFP PHOTO
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By David Lumu

The East African Community lawmakers have saluted the gesture by Presidents, Uhuru Kenyatta (Kenya) and Paul Kagame (Rwanda), to use IDs to enter Uganda to attend the recently concluded EAC summit on the Northern Corridor in Kampala.


Margret Zziwa, the East African Legislative Assembly Speaker said that move by Uhuru and Kagame showed that the East African region was making irreversible progress in the integration agenda.

Zziwa also welcomed the efforts made by EAC partner states to allow free movement of their citizens within the region.

“Already, the Partner States of Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda are making some progress with regards to the use of Identity cards despite few operational hiccups. Last week, none other than President Uhuru Kenyatta and President Paul Kagame travelled to Uganda to attend the Summit of the Northern Corridor Integration Project using their identity cards and this is a step in the right direction,” she said.

Zziwa made the remarks during a parliamentary sitting this week on February 24.

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