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President Museveni Commends Pan-African Visionaries for East African Community Progress

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president museveni commends pan african visionaries for east african community progress
president museveni commends pan african visionaries for east african community progress
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President Museveni Meets EAC Delegation to Honor Pan-African Icons

President Museveni recently welcomed a delegation from the East African Community (EAC) Secretariat, headed by Dr. Peter Mathuki, the Secretary General, at State House Entebbe. During their discussions, President Museveni expressed his admiration for prominent Pan-African figures, specifically late Mwalimu Julius Nyerere, former President of Tanzania, and late Kwame Nkrumah, former President of Ghana. He commended them for their pivotal roles in the establishment and growth of the East African Community (EAC).

He emphasized that the commitment of these Pan-African heroes was the driving force behind the realization of the EAC’s formation. President Museveni clarified that this commitment was not just a personal endeavor but a collective effort led by Mwalimu Nyerere and Nkrumah. He also mentioned some individuals, like Njonjo, who, influenced by Europeans, hindered the progress of this idea, preventing the formation of a federation.

President Museveni stated, “It was Njonjo who convinced Kenyatta and unfortunately, he pulled out, and then we had our Obote here playing games, and because of that, Mwalimu had to give up on this great move.”

Dr. Mathuki expressed his gratitude to President Museveni for his substantial contributions to the ongoing growth and expansion of the EAC. He acknowledged the inspirational impact of President Museveni’s speeches in fostering unity and strengthening the East African region.

The East African Community (EAC) is a regional intergovernmental organization composed of seven partner states: Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, the Republic of Uganda, and the United Republic of Tanzania, with its headquarters located in Arusha, Tanzania.

The meeting was also attended by the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of East African Community Affairs, Rebecca Kadaga, and the Minister of State for Defense, Jacob Oboth Oboth, among other officials.