President Uhuru Kenyatta has today addressed EALA, calling on the Assembly to consolidate its work for the furtherance of the integration process.
According to President Kenyatta, who was addressing a Special Sitting of the 2nd Meeting of the 4th Session, the citizens of the East Africa Community (EAC) region are yearning to freely move, work and enjoy the tangible benefits of integration.
“I will begin by repeating my Government’s complete commitment to East African integration. I know that the future of each of us in the region is bound up with the fate of all the rest. Leaders must create the laws,the institutions, and the framework that will help us face that future together. Kenya will play its part in that great task”, President Kenyatta told the 3rdAssembly, which commenced in Nairobi last week.
Mr Kenyatta urged all stakeholders involved in the integration process to create awareness, saying the role should be undertaken by both politicians and the ordinary people.
“…we who are convinced of the imperative of integration must communicate it better to our people. Too often, the integration of East Africa is taken to be merely a political matter – a job for politicians, not ordinary people. True, leaders must lead. But we have failed to spark the imaginations of East Africans when it comes to integration,” the President remarked.