Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Individualist tendencies likely to kill East African federation - Mushega

From Daily Monitor, Kampala, Uganda
By Gerald Bareebe

The new East African Federation will break down if countries continue to chase national ahead of regional interests, the former Secretary General of the East African Community, Mr Amanya Mushega, has said.

Addressing participants at a workshop to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the International Law Institute (ILI) in Kampala yesterday, Mr Mushega said, “Once national interests have been formed, there is a problem in running regional organisation.”

“We (Uganda) closed the Mwanza route until there was chaos in Kenya and we realised we needed a route to Tanzania,” Mr Mushega said.

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