EAC growth depends on people not guns

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NEWS– The ambassador of Uganda to Kenya H.E Dr. Hassan Galiwango has called upon people in East Africa Community Partner States to cooperate for the growth and sustainance of the Community (EAC).

Amb. Galiwango made the remarks at Ewuaso Health Center while addressing the UPDF team, which is in Nairobi-Kenya to participate in the EAC Armed Civil Military activities. 

“EAC strength is largely dependent on the population and not weaponry,” said Amb Galiwango. He explained the importance of  having an ideologically upright relationship between the army and people. Amb Galiwango further said that civil activities will make a mark on the local population as they celebrate the Kenya Defence Forces day, commonly known as ” Madaraka Day”. 

Speaking at the same function, the Member of Parliament for Bulisa County and chairperson of the foreign affairs committee Hon Bigirwa Nyendwoha Norah urged EAC Armed Forces to ensure stability so as to reap from the fruits of integration.

The leader of the UPDF team and UPDF Civil Military Cooperation Brig Gen Emmanuel Rwashande noted that the purpose of Uganda’s participation is to show EAC Forces embrace all processes towards integration. 

He added that the collective participation by all EAC  Armed Forces in handling minor medical outreaches and other construction works will strengthen the relationship between the army and people. 

This year’s 3rd Edition of the EAC Armed Forces Civil Military activities hosted in Kenya, has representatives drawn from the EAC member states. 

The first and second Edition of the EAC Armed Forces Civil Military activities were held in Uganda and Rwanda, respectively.