By Michael Okidi
The 3rd Speaker’s Roundtable on the East African Community (EAC) Integration, held at the Nairobi Intercontinental Hotel last week, recommended a number of intervention measures aimed at deepening and widening the regional integration process.
Organized as a forum for addressing Kenya’s strategic interests in the EAC for a deeper role in the integration process, the Speaker’s Roundtable offers an opportunity for Members of Parliament and Senators to review various aspects of the integration agenda with a view to ensure legislative support for positive agreements, programmes and resolutions.
By Maureen N Ntari
Technical University of Mombasa(TUM) has joined the sensitization process which is part of the EAC integration after the EAC ambassadorial team led by Fred Kahi ,the new EAC youth ambassador and Mrs. Phyllis Watwana the Assistant Director, Social Affairs from the Department of East African Affairs launched the first ever EAC club at their Campus in Mombasa on Friday.
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Students in institutions of higher learning have been urged to actively participate in national cohesion and regional integration of East African community. The students who form the largest constituency in the region have been identified as very key stakeholders in rooting and enhancing the pace of regional integration.
Addressing a public hearing at Mount Kenya University, Thika campus, East African Legislative Assembly members enumerated the underlying benefits that integration holds across over 170 million population market. The members who were joined by senior administration officials of the university led by the Vice Chancellor, Prof Stanley Waundo lauded the University for fostering integration by opening campuses across other EAC partner states. The school was also commended for admitting students from not only EAC region but across the globe, a step towards inter cultural and social cohesion.