RE: “Tanzania, Burundi urged to scrap work permit fees for East Africans” (The New Times, October 14).
Isn’t it rather surreal to be asking the authorities of a country which is killing your fellow nationals and closing their borders to any movement of traded goods – including those in transit from third countries – to scrap work permit fees!?
How is Burundi even still expected to deliver anything that’s advantageous to her people? I doubt the current regime even realizes the benefits of belonging to the EAC.
Sometimes we fail to be realistic. If you ask me, Burundi’s membership should be temporarily rescinded till further notice as the country tries to deal with her pressing security issues.
As a Rwandan, I doubt that I’d ever want to trade or conduct any type of business in that country – even though that’s where I grew up but it increasingly feels so foreign and hostile.