The speaker of Rwanda Parliament Rose Mukantabana has asked East African legislative assembly (EALA) speaker Margaret Zziwa to strengthen working relationship between east African community national parliaments.
Mukatabana said a good working relationship between EALA and national parliaments, the East African community (EAC) would go a long way in achieving the much desired East African integration.
“EALA should be used to promote that relationship between our national parliaments so as to deliver responsibilities, and to fully ensure the integration of the five countries,” she said.
Mukatabana made the remarks on Saturday during the thanks giving mass for EALA speaker Margaret Zziwa at the family’s residence in Kamengo Mpigi district where she was the chief guest.
She expressed optimism that the improved working relationship between EALA and national parliaments would make EAC a better area for investment and economic development.
“The good working relationship reflects EAC, as a family it is a sign that we are achieving sustainable integration,” Mukatabana added.
In his sermon the main celebrant Msgr. Charles Kato urged Zziwa to promote democracy and good governance within EAC.
He called upon EALA to promote freedom of worship, respect for human rights, and poverty alleviation for improved service delivery in the region.
“We want to see an improved region so that when you go to Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania you just feel at home,” said Msgr Kato.
Msgr, Kato urged Zziwa to promote justice saying; “your work should always be just for God doesn’t want unjust work, you are going to work with people from different tribes and countries, it will be your love, justice that will make your work a success”.
By Henry Sekanjako, The New Vision