Sharp differences emerge over structure, timing of EAC political federation
Saturday May 3 2014
Sharp divisions over the proposed political federation as Kenya and Tanzania demand larger quotas based on funding burden and Secretariat’s import levy proposal is shot down. TEA Graphic
While all the five partner states desire some form of political federation, they differ on the modalities to be followed.
Partner states resolved to hold further consultations and agree on the final draft of the road map before it is presented to the Heads of States Summit in November for approval.
The powers and functions proposed for the federal government will be informed by international practice, where it will have control over defence and security, foreign affairs and international trade, immigration, infrastructure development, and the federal public service, among others.