today's Pick
Uganda's policy on EAC integration ready
Publish Date: Apr 08, 2014
Uganda's policy on EAC integration ready
Some of EAC leaders.
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By David Lumu

Uganda has crafted a national policy on integration, which officials say would be used to guide its cooperation with member states - Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania.


According to Lawrence Mujuni, an official at the Ministry of East African Affairs, the objective of the policy is for Uganda to identify and exploit opportunities presented by the East African Community, mainstream the integration agenda in government policies, define roles of various stakeholders and create awareness of the integration agenda among the public.

The policy looks at various sectors, which Uganda can explore to increase competitiveness with the East African Community spheres and beyond.

Agriculture, Education, Tourism and Industry are the major sectors that Uganda is looking at to anchor its leverage within the region.

The policy would be reviewed every five years to take into account contemporary developments.

“It is important to underscore the fact that EAC integration project is dynamic in nature which requires constant review and adaptation to foster a shared vision in managing the implementation of the National Policy Framework on East African Integration,” Mujuni said.

By crafting a policy on integration, Uganda joins the league of Rwanda. Kenya, Tanzania and Burundi that are also cooking up policies that would guide their integration process.

 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
If I catch you in a lodge at lunchtime . . .
When ethics minister Fr. Lokodo called for the removal of condoms from Parliament, he met a lot of mixed responses....
Kony ‘suffering from diabetes, arthritis’
Seven recently-surrendered LRA rebels say Joseph Kony is aging and sickly, and that he is suffering from diabetes and arthritis....
City lawyer Kasango wanted by police
Still fresh from the Pension case scandal, city lawyer Bob Kasango has again found himself embroiled in another huge financial scandal and is currently being sought by police after he defrauded his client of money from the sale of her house in Kololo....
Mourdja''s nose has been eaten away, like one lip and part of her upper gum, leaving the 13-year-old girl atrociously disfigured by noma, a disease that thrives on malnutrition....
IGG probes claims against UNRA
The Inspector General of Government is probing 76 claims of questionable conduct against the national roads authority....
A record breaking solo flight
Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg makes aviation history with a record breaking solo flight across the Pacific....
Do you think Ugandan graduates are the worst in the region?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter