East African countries urged to engage youth in regional decision-making body | The New Times

ARUSHA, Tanzania – East African Community’s (EAC) member states on Monday called for enough political space for young people to actively take part in the regional decision-making body so that their voices can be easily heard.

Charles Njoroge, EAC Deputy Secretary General in charge of Political Federation, made the call when speaking at the first High Level EAC Youth Ambassadors Dialogue on Regional Integration 2018. The theme is “Harnessing young people’s participation in the political process.”

Held in Arusha, the EAC headquarters, the dialogue brought on board 80 youth from Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi.

The two-day dialogue is meant to bridge the information gap about the EAC integration and foster their participation in accelerating the integration through knowledge…

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