TZ wants more time for EAC integration
Tanzania says its internal situation is not secure enough to be fully engaged in integration within the East African Community (EAC).
During today’s meeting of regional parliamentary speakers, Speaker of Tanzania’s Parliament, Anne Makinda, said her country is ‘seriously considering certain issues before full engagement.’
She said Tanzania is a big country with broad borders. And given its big population of more than 45million people, integration into EAC is still a “farfetched dream.”
“We are actually not reluctant. We are just not ready and we need some more time. There is need to first talk to our people and be careful to educate them properly so that when we take up the initiative; there is nothing to worry about,” Makinda said.