Source:New Vision (Kampala)
Posted: Wednesday, September 4, 2013
The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) has passed the East African Community Holidays Bill 2013 which mandates the member states of the East African Community (EAC), which includes Uganda, to declare November 30 as the East African Day public holiday "to enhance citizens' participation and awareness in the integration process".
November 30 is the anniversary of the date when the EAC was re-launched three years ago.
A decade ago (2002-11-27), a group of journalists from the three East African Community (EAC) states of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, had suggested that November 30 should be declared as an annual public holiday common to Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi.
More recently (2013-05-23), the former president of Tanzania, Ali Hassan Mwinyi, had re-kindled the call for the member states of the East African Community (EAC), which includes Uganda, to declare November 30 as the East African Day public holiday.
Links and References
Below are links to the news stories referred to in the above "Ugandan November 30 EAC Public Holiday Closer" news story, as well as links to subsequents news stories which refer to the present news story.