Tanzania Left Out of Joint East African Projects

October 29, 2013 5:12 pm0 comments by:

Kigali-Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda have signed a memorandum of understanding on the implementation of the joint East African integration projects.
The Foreign Affairs ministers of Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda signed the memorandum during the joint summit projects in Kigali, Rwanda.
The memorandum of understanding details planned joint integration projects in the region which include Standard Gauge Railway development, Oil pipeline and refinery development, Power generation and Transmission, East African Single Tourist visa, and National ID, Voters’ cards and student IDs as travel documents.
The Summit was attended by President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, Paul Kagame of Rwanda and President Salva Kir Mayardit of South Sudan.
President Paul Kagame who opened the summit said it was a follow-up of earlier similar high level meetings in Kampala and Mombasa and has reviewed progress so far made.
He said it has made tremendous advances and witnessed the launch of a single customs territory to facilitate trade and eliminate the remaining non-tariff barriers.
He welcomed President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya and President Salva Kir of South Sudan who were making their first official visits to Kigali.
President Yoweri Museveni described the Integration Projects Summit as a new effort on how to transform and make our people, countries and continent prosperous through integrating our markets and economies. He said the efforts will also guarantee our sovereignity.

The President said through the efforts being made, the region will consolidate markets for our products, develop joint infrastructure, consolidate our security and realize the development of our human resource to achieve transformation and development.

Tanzania was however not represented at the summit.
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