Infrastructural deficit hurting EAC integration
10 April 2012
New Vision (Uganda) - 10 April 2012
Infrastructural investment is crucial if East African region wants to receive the full benefits of regional integration, a senior government official has said.
Al Hajji Rashid Kibowa the Commissioner Economic Affairs in the Ministry of East African Cooperation (MEACA) said EAC states need to commit themselves more towards investing in infrastructure.
“East Africa’s infrastructural challenge is a well documented challenge that is affecting the speedy integration process. Issues of bad roads, inadequate energy and lack of interstate connections need to be addressed,” said Kibowa.
He made the remarks during the national workshop on Developments in the Regional Integration process organized by the he Southern and Eastern African Trade, Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI) held at the Grand Imperial Hotel on Thursday.