Sunday, 23 February 2014


If Nyerere was alive today  he will come out and say 3 Government was CCM idea since 1995 but was not the right time to implement it now we can think how Wananchi think  but opposition stole from us !I wonder if Julius was alive today and Malecela come out to voice his free speech  to bring back Tanganyika and lets remind the opposition it was CCM who brought the idea of Tangayika not the opposition we know the opposition stole this idea 3 Serikali  from Mtikila and CCM .  do you remember Njelu Kasaka and his  ( G55 ) in 1995 and some of Nyerere students are getting greedy not uniting East Africans people the only reason they have Nyerere students we have too much land we don't want to share with fellow East Africans ! what happen if you have less land will you force quick integration ? what happen if RWanda was bigger like Congo and Taganyika was Smaller like Rwanda or Burundi what Uamuzi our leaders will make , is land can make every Tanganyika be a millionaire ! Lets be serious  have Tanganyika and Zanzibar  to have East African membership and compete who will follow the lead  for full integration. I do believe Tanzania is unique if we have Leaders who see far or beyond and to think the future of Free Market and strong Democratic East Africa ! Dont be afraid with Leaders with K names one day they will go and East Africa will stay dont be afraid of Kaguta or Kagame lets unite our people this was Nyerere dream from day one !

Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda have made good progress towards ensuring the free movement of goods, capital and services in the region, according to the newly-released Common Market scorecard.
The scorecard that was launched mid this week in Arusha, Tanzania was meant to help monitor the implementation of the EAC Common Market Protocol signed in 2010.

It analyzes movement of goods, services and capital. An analysis of the findings shows that restrictions remain in all the five member states of the EAC - with Tanzania and Burundi leading the rest of the partner states in the amount of restrictions still in place.However, three partner states have made good progress. Kenya scored highest, with 17 out of 20 unrestricted operations on free movement of capital. Rwanda and Uganda are both tied in second position with 15, while Tanzania and Burundi both scored 4 out of 20 on free movement of capital. The scorecard, which was also launched in Kigali on Wednesday, shows that all the five countries still have restrictions on inward investment from other EAC countries. It cites the 2011 Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) of Bralirwa and the Bank of Kigali in Rwanda, and Umeme in Uganda, where investors from Burundi and Tanzania did not freely participate due to rigorous capital controls.
On free movement of services, the findings show that out of 500 key sectoral laws and regulations of the EAC partner states, at least 63 restrict movement of professionals in various fields.

The scorecard recommends alignment of national laws with regional integration laws. Partner states have been challenged to establish an enabling environment to stimulate movement of goods, services and capital in the regio."Domestic laws have to be reformed to allow the service providers movefreely.We have seen the rewards of the integration; especially, intraregional trade has increased," Carolyn Turk, the World Bank country representative in Rwanda, said.
Professionals, she added, need to move freely without restrictions to help increase access to services for regional citizens.

Trade barriers remain Despite the efforts put on eliminating trade barriers, the scorecard shows that certificates of origin of goods are still a challenge to regional traders. Alfred K’Ombudo, the lead author of the report, said all five countries were yet to fully eliminate non-tariff barriers (NTBs) to cross-border trade. Out of 51 reported NTBs, 35 percent are in Tanzania, 31 percent in Kenya and 18 percent in Uganda. Rwanda has 10 percent, while Burundi has 6 percent. The most affected products are manufactured goods, and foodstuffs like rice, tea,dairy products and alcoholic beverages.
Jacqueline Muhongayire, Rwanda’s Minister in charge of EAC Affairs, expressed optimism that the new initiative will help in fast-tracking regional integration.Peter Kiguta, the EAC Director General of Customs and Trade, representedEAC Secretary General Dr. Richard Seziberaat the Kigali launch. Hesaid the score card would accelerate compliance ahead of the 2015 deadline for full implementation of the Common Market Protocol.

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