EALA wants Treaty changed to make Kiswahili official language
Monday August 29 2016
EALA MPs during a sitting in Arusha. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP
The resolution sailed through after hours of heated debate at a special session held here on Thursday evening during which, the lawmakers underscored the need to elevate Kiswahili as one of the official languages of EAC from the current status of lingua franca.
Invisibility to the world is not synonymous with invisibility to the East African world. Kiswahili is the lingua franca of the East and Central African region with some estimated 150 million speakers, writes KEN WALIBORA