LUGOGO – President Yoweri Museveni has enjoyed a volleyball match between Uganda and Tanzania in the EAC Inter-Parliamentary Games at the Lugogo MTN Arena.
Museveni said that when it comes to competition between Uganda and Tanzania, he supports Uganda but he also teams East Africa.
“Yes I am team Uganda first but I’m also team East Africa,” he wrote as he enjoyed the game.
“I am here to show how much I value the East African community and integration. I have been in government for many years as you know and I cannot miss an East African Function.”
“If you check, there is not once when I have missed any EAC event.
He said that the EAC is crucial for the survival of all of us East African and that the East African market is bigger than each of the member states’ markets, hence Integration is a matter of survival.
Mr. Museveni has also thanked all the participants for showing the East African Community Spirit.
The Speaker of Parliament, last week Rebecca Kadaga last week said she is afraid the twenty-year-old East African Community (EAC) stands a risk of stagnation at integration if member states continue to dodge the mandated annual subscription to the community.
Rwanda and South Sudan boycotted the games in Kampala. Both countries have previously accused Uganda of supporting and hosting rebel groups opposed to their governments amid a resurgence of hostility in the East African neighbors.
EAC speakers expressed displeasure in Rwanda and South Sudan for being uncooperative in critical integration activities such as the East African Parliamentary games, with Rwanda missing two consecutive games without an explanation.