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After so much drama finally the EAC defence protocol signed!

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    moyo JF-Expert Member

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    The 10th Extraordinary Summit of EAC Heads of State held on the theme: Towards a Single Customs Territory; at Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge, Arusha, Tanzania; 28 April 2012

    [h=3]THEME:[/h][h=3]“TOWARDS A SINGLE CUSTOMS TERRITORY”[/h][h=3]NGURDOTO MOUNTAIN LODGE, ARUSHA, TANZANIA[/h][h=3]28[SUP]TH[/SUP] APRIL 2012[/h][h=4]JOINT COMMUNIQUÉ[/h]
    1. THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY HEADS OF STATE, THEIR EXCELLENCIES PRESIDENT MWAI KIBAKI OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA AND CHAIRPERSON OF THE SUMMIT, PRESIDENT PAUL KAGAME OF THE REPUBLIC OF RWANDA, PRESIDENT JAKAYA MRISHO KIKWETE OF THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA, PRESIDENT YOWERI KAGUTA MUSEVENI OF THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA AND FIRST VICE PRESIDENT HE THÉRENCE SINUNGURUZA OF THE REPUBLIC OF BURUNDI HELD THE 10[SUP]TH[/SUP] EXTRAORDINARY SUMMIT OF THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY HEADS OF STATE AT THE NGURDOTO MOUNTAIN LODGE IN ARUSHA, TANZANIA ON 28[SUP]TH[/SUP] APRIL 2012.
    2. THE HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT MET IN A WARM AND CORDIAL ATMOSPHERE.
    3. THE SUMMIT COMMENDED THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS FOR TAKING THE LEAD IN THE ELIMINATION OF NON TARIFF BARRIERS TO ENHANCE FREE CIRCULATION OF GOODS AND SERVICES IN THE COMMUNITY AND DIRECTED THAT DECISIONS TAKEN TO THIS EFFECT BE IMPLEMENTED EXPEDITIOUSLY.
    4. THE SUMMIT COMMENDED HON. BEATRICE B. KIRASO WHO WAS COMPLETING HER TERM OF OFFICE AS DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY IN CHARGE OF POLITICAL FEDERATION FOR HER EXEMPLARY SERVICE DURING THE PAST SIX YEARS. THE SUMMIT WISHED HON. KIRASO WELL IN HER FUTURE ENDEAVOURS.
    5. THE SUMMIT NOTED THAT THE CONTRACT FOR THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY AND SECURITY OVERSIGHT AGENCY (CASSOA), MR. MTESIGWA MAUGO WAS DUE TO EXPIRE IN MAY 2012.
    6. THE SUMMIT COMMENDED MR. MTESIGWA MAUGO FOR HIS OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY AND WISHED HIM WELL IN HIS FUTURE ENDEAVOURS.
    7. THE SUMMIT APPOINTED HON. JESCA ERIYO FROM THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA NEW DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY WITH EFFECT FROM 30[SUP]TH[/SUP] APRIL 2012.
    8. THE SUMMIT RENEWED THE CONTRACT OF MR. JEAN CLAUDE NSENGIYUMVA AS DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL FOR A FINAL TERM OF THREE YEARS WITH EFFECT FROM 30[SUP]TH[/SUP] APRIL 2012.
    9. THE SUMMIT DIRECTED THE SECRETARY GENERAL TO DEPLOY THE DEPUTY SECRETARIES GENERAL TO DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS.
    10. THE SUMMIT RECEIVED A PROGRESS REPORT OF THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS ON THE ATTAINMENT OF A SINGLE CUSTOMS TERRITORY.
    11. THE SUMMIT ADOPTED IN PRINCIPLE THE DESTINATION MODEL OF CLEARANCE OF GOODS WHERE ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION OF REVENUE IS AT THE FIRST POINT OF ENTRY AND REVENUES ARE REMITTED TO THE DESTINATION PARTNER STATES SUBJECT TO THE FULFILMENT OF KEY PRE-CONDITIONS TO BE DEVELOPED BY THE HIGH LEVEL TASK FORCE.
    12. THE SUMMIT DIRECTED THE COUNCIL TO INITIATE ITS OPERATIONALIZATION AND REPORT PROGRESS AT THE 14[SUP]TH[/SUP] ORDINARY SUMMIT IN NOVEMBER 2012.
    13. THE SUMMIT CONSIDERED THE REPORT OF THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS ON THE APPLICATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDAN TO JOIN THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY. THE SUMMIT NOTED THAT THE COUNCIL HAS INITIATED THE VERIFICATION PROCESS OF THE APPLICATION. THE SUMMIT DIRECTED THE COUNCIL TO EXPEDITE THIS PROCESS AND REPORT AT THE 14[SUP]TH[/SUP] ORDINARY SUMMIT IN NOVEMBER 2012.
    14. THE HEADS OF STATE SIGNED THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY PROTOCOL ON CO-OPERATION IN DEFENCE. THE SUMMIT DIRECTED THAT THE PROTOCOL BE RATIFIED AND INSTRUMENTS OF RATIFICATION DEPOSITED WITH THE SECRETARY GENERAL BY 30[SUP]TH[/SUP] NOVEMBER 2012 AND THAT THE NEGOTIATIONS ON THE MUTUAL DEFENCE PACT COMMENCE IMMEDIATELY THEREAFTER
    15. THE SUMMIT APPROVED THE PROPOSED REMUNERATION OF THE JUDGE PRESIDENT AND THE PRINCIPAL JUDGE FOR THE EAST AFRICAN COURT OF JUSTICE.
    16. THE SUMMIT REVIEWED THE SECURITY SITUATION IN THE EAST AFRICAN REGION.
    17. THE SUMMIT EXPRESSED CONCERN ON THE ONGOING CONFLICT BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF SUDAN AND THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDAN AND APRECIATED THE ROLE PARTNER STATES HAVE PLAYED IN RESOLVING THE CONFLICT IN THE SUDAN AND EXPRESSED ITS DETERMINATION TO CONTINUE TO PLAY THIS POSITIVE ROLE IN RESOLVING THE CONFLICTS IN COUNTRIES THAT BORDER THE EAC.
    18. THE SUMMIT URGED THE LEADERS OF THE REPUBLICS OF THE SUDAN AND SOUTH SUDAN TO RETURN TO THE NEGOTIATING TABLE AND FIND PEACEFUL MEANS OF RESOLVING ALL THE OUTSTANDING ISSUES IN THE COMPREHENSIVE PEACE AGREEMENT.
    19. THE SUMMIT WELCOMED THE LONDON CONFERENCE ON SOMALIA OF FEBRUARY 2012 AND NOTED THAT IT MARKED A TURNING POINT IN THE COUNTRY’S QUEST FOR PEACE AND STABILITY. THE SUMMIT FURTHER COMMENDED THE AFRICAN UNION MISSION IN SOMALIA (AMISOM) WORKING WITH THE TRANSITIONAL GOVERNMENT OF SOMALIA FOR RETURNING PEACE TO LARGE AREAS OF SOMALIA AND CALLS ON THE TRANSITIONAL NATIONAL GOVERNMENT OF SOMALIA TO CONSOLIDATE THE BENEFITS OF PEACE TO THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE OF SOMALIA.
    20. THE SUMMIT WELCOMED THE RESOLUTION BY THE EAST AFRICAN LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY FOR EXPEDITING AMENDMENT OF THE TREATY FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY TO EXTEND JURISDICTION OF THE EAST AFRICAN COURT OF JUSTICE OR THE CONCLUSION OF THE PROTOCOL ON THIS MATTER. THE SUMMIT NOTED THE NEED TO LOOK INTO THE MATTER OF EXTENDING THIS JURISDICTION TO COVER, AMONG OTHERS CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY. THE SUMMIT DIRECTED THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS TO CONSIDER THIS MATTER BY END OF MAY 2012 AND REPORT TO AN EXTRAORDINARY SUMMIT TO BE CONVENED IMMEDIATELY THEREAFTER.
    21. THE SUMMIT RESOLVED TO HOLD A DEDICATED SESSION ON INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT AND FINANCING IN THE REGION AT THE 14[SUP]TH[/SUP] ORDINARY SUMMIT IN NOVEMBER 2012.
    22. THEIR EXCELLENCIES, PRESIDENT MWAI KIBAKI OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA AND CHAIRPERSON OF THE SUMMIT, PRESIDENT PAUL KAGAME OF THE REPUBLIC OF RWANDA, PRESIDENT YOWERI KAGUTA MUSEVENI OF THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA, AND FIRST VICE PRESIDENT RT. HON. THERENCE SINUNGURUZA OF THE REPUBLIC OF BURUNDI THANKED THEIR HOST, HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT JAKAYA MRISHO KIKWETE OF THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA, FOR THE WARM AND CORDIAL HOSPITALITY EXTENDED TO THEM AND THEIR RESPECTIVE DELEGATIONS DURING THEIR STAY IN ARUSHA.
    [FONT=Georgia, sans-serif]DONE AT ARUSHA, THIS 28[/FONT][SUP]TH[/SUP][FONT=Georgia, sans-serif] DAY OF APRIL 2012[/FONT]

    [FONT=Georgia, sans-serif]I said it before that eventually Tanzania will sign the EAC Defence Protocol,Its a high time our beloved Tanzanian brothers and sisters know that no matter how loud you make noise about this EAC thing...its already a done deal and we always prove that we have the means of having our way with you.The same document ua negotiators refused to sign in Bujumbura-by hiding in a hotel room- has been signed right under your nose,in your country..what changed!!..from now onwards lets find ways of living together,trade and build our region in one spirit...next time save us ua hysterical manner you approach any matter concerning EAC integration..because it is a waste of time!!.. [/FONT]
     
  2. Kobello

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    The same huh?

    EAC bows to Tanzania demands

    From FARAJA MGWABATI in Bujumbura, 1st December 2011 @ 18:40, Total Comments: 0, Hits: 1193

    THE East African Community (EAC) Summit has approved the Protocol on Cooperation in Defence subject to amendment in line with Tanzania's demands.

    The pact was due to be signed on Sunday but Tanzania put its foot down and refused to sign till some clauses regarding defence cooperation in the region were amended.

    The 13th Heads of State Summit subsequently agreed to amend article 17 of the Protocol to provide for partner states to come up with a Mutual Defence Pact within one year

     
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    Jasusi JF-Expert Member

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    What was the major holdout?
     
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    BabuK JF-Expert Member

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    Come on Moyo.... you sound so dictatorial!!!!If democracy is about listening to the every member state and address to their concerns to their satisfaction..why factor time !!! Do you know why United Kingdom is not a member of Euro Zone despite being an EU member??? Do you have all the details apart from this communique??
     
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    Not same protocol presented in Bujumbura...i have both copies:nono:
     
  6. Kobello

    Kobello JF-Expert Member

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    That Kenyan dude is so dumb!!
    You can tell frm the picture that Tanzania and Somaliland are happier with the results than those AFRICOM mofos.
    I hate those puppets!! (u know who u r).
     
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    FJM JF-Expert Member

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    Ndugu yangu Moyo before you take your tusker read the Bujumbura version and compare that with the Ngurudoto one!
    Tanzania got excatly what it wanted! haburuzwi mtu!
     
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    So what did Moyo want us to believe? I mean did he know thta the BUjumbura draft was ammended to accommodate Tanzania's concerns? I also did not like his take...it was as if he personally has differences with Tanzanians (as individuals not as a country).
     
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    Could you share both copies please!
     
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    tz has alot to learn from kenya diplomaticaly
     
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    Poor Moyo, you thought that Tanzanians have lost out but the fact is they got what they wanted. Know go back with your tail between your legs and report back to those who told you to come and criticise Tanzanians without having all the facts!!!
     
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    And what exactly can Tanzania learn from Kenya diplomatically?
     
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    Be watchful on politicians goals
    1. to gain power, and
    2. to maintain power
     
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    Kuna nyingine ya SADC defence protocol vile vile Tanzania walisaini ... .... ....
     
  16. Nairoberry

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    kenya is light years ahead of tz and very well understands diplomatic manouvering,kenya is using burundi and rwanda to do its bit at eac
     
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    Ni sawa na Kenya inavyotumiwa na Britain. We know all that.
     
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    yes thats how the world works but now its china,btw kenyans love tz only the underdevelopment they dislike about tz
     
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    FJM JF-Expert Member

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    Nairoberry, trust me, hii diplomasia ya 'mduara' Tanzania wamebobea vibaya sana. Yes, Kenya tried to use Rwanda na Burundi even Uganda but look what happened? It took eternity to-sign the the damn protocol and still Tanzania got it wanted! Sasa trip zote za kunyweshana chai zimelipa nini?
     
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    You must be joking right? When it comes to diplomacy there are very few countries in the world let alone Africa that can play that game as well as Tanzania. Go back and read your history books.
     
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