The East African Community (EAC) is a regional inter-governmental organization comprising the Republics of Burundi, Kenya, and Rwanda, the United Republic of Tanzania, and the Republic of Uganda, with the main objective of developing policies and programs aimed at widening and deepening co-operation among the Partner States in political, economic, social and cultural fields, research and technology, defense, security and legal and judicial affairs, for their mutual benefit.
At this extent the EAC Partner States established:
- a Customs union since 2005,
- a Common Market in 2010, and
- a Monetary Union in November 2013,
with an ultimate objective to establish a Political Federation.
The Republic of South Sudan recently joined the Community.
The East African Community Anthem
Jumuiya Yetu sote tuilinde
Umoja wetu ni nguzo yetu
Idumu Jumuiya yetu.
1. Ee Mungu twaomba ulinde
Jumuiya Afrika Mashariki
Tuwezeshe kuishi kwa amani
Tutimize na malengo yetu.
2. Uzalendo pia mshikamano
Viwe msingi wa Umoja wetu
Natulinde Uhuru na Amani
Mila zetu na desturi zetu.
3. Viwandani na hata mashambani
Tufanye kazi sote kwa makini
Tujitoe kwa hali na mali
Tuijenge Jumuiya bora.
The East Africa Community within Africa, a land of 155 Million people.
Additional information on EAC:
- EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.
- 1967: First EAC established; 1977: Former EAC Collapsed/dissolved
- 30 November 1999: Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community signed
- The Vision of EAC is a prosperous, competitive, secure, stable and politically united East Africa;
- Mission is to widen and deepen Economic, Political, Social and Culture integration in order to improve the quality of life of the people of East Africa through increased competitiveness, value added production, trade and investments.
Read More on EAC Website( East African Community )