Uganda's President Amin on Tuesday (23 May) told the East African Legislative Assembly that although the East African Community is going through difficulties he has confidence in its future.
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General Amin arriving; General Amin speaking as various delegates listen.
AMIN: "The East African Community is the most advanced form of co-operation yet to be achieved anywhere between sovereign government of developing countries. This achievement however should not make us complacent, sit back and congratulate ourselves. Little has been done and much more remains to be achieved. The Community, and its institution are going through a difficult period. The Common Market is facing some difficulties and some of the Corporation of the Community are facing a number of financial and other problems. The Counsellors of despair and the prophets of doom are once more on the scene spreading rumours that the Community and certain of its Corporations are on the verge of collapse. We have witnessed such situations in the past. I am therefore most confident that once more the prophets of doom and counsellors of despair will be proved wrong."
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Background: Uganda's President Amin on Tuesday (23 May) told the East African Legislative Assembly that although the East African Community is going through difficulties he has confidence in its future. The Assembly is meeting in the Ugandan capital, Kampala.
This is the first time the East African Legislative Assembly has met in Uganda since the military takeover in January last year.
It consists of twenty-seven elected members from three countries - Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda - and usually meets three times a year.
Among items on this week's agenda are the East African Community budget, and a discussion of the East African Airways Corporation Report for 1970.
SYNOPSIS: The Houses of Parliament in Kampala is the scene of the first East African Legislative Assembly meeting to be held in Uganda since the military takeover sixteen months ago. Uganda's President Amin was guest of honour at the meeting which brings together representatives of Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. General Amin voiced confidence in the future.