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Kennedy Musyoka says single currency will boost trade in EAC region

East Africa Legislative Assembly (Eala) MP-elect Kennedy Musyoka (pictured) has said having a single currency will be a game-changer for East African Community member states.

Musyoka, who was re-elected to Eala last week, said the move would make trade easier.

He was optimistic that the fifth regional Parliament to be inaugurated in December in Arusha, Tanzania will continue with the good work and called for support of the citizens of the EAC member states.

“The East African Legislative Assembly has been committed to ensuring that the seven-member states work towards regional integration, having a borderless economy and our people becoming culturally linked since God had a reason for having us as neighbours,” said Musyoka.

The Eala legislator said the regional parliament has been working towards the elimination of non-tariff barriers among the EAC member states since they have many things in common.

Musyoka noted that the biggest challenge in the region is the diplomatic tiff between EAC member states which slows integration efforts.