President Jomo Kenyatta of Kenya opened the third East African Legislative Assembly in Nairobi on Tuesday (26 May).
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Background: President Jomo Kenyatta of Kenya opened the third East African Legislative Assembly in Nairobi on Tuesday (26 May).
The assembly is the legislative arm of the East African Community formed by Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
The Kenyan leader said good progress was being made in the three-year old community. Referring to states that had expressed an interest in joining the community, President Kenyatta said negotiations were continuing.
Work being done by the East African Community includes joint economic planning for agriculture, industry and tourism. Joint tariff agreements were being considered.
Transport, power and international trade are also being studied by committees of the legislature. He said the East African Development Bank had already made available funds for development projects in the countries in the community. Research by medical workers had produced a vaccine against East Coast fever and 400,000 doses of rinderpest vaccine were being manufactured every week for cattle in East Africa.