10 REASONS UGANDA JOINED TO THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY (EAC) - PART 4

Uganda was colonized by the British. It attained its independence in 1962, it’s a land-locked country. Its major tribes are the Baganda, Banyankole, Acholi, Busoga, Samia, Bagisu, itesoits, Japadhola. It’s governed by a military Government-I.e. the National Resistance Movement (NRM) which came to power in 1986. 

10 reason Uganda joined EAC



Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa with a variety of terrain that includes the enormous Lake Victoria and the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains. 

A widely recognized mountain gorilla shelter is located in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. According to verified information from the World Bank, Uganda's GDP was roughly 40.53 billion US dollars in 2021. The country's GDP accounts for 0.02% of the world's economy.

Furthermore, the nation uses the Owen Falls Dam in Jinja, which takes water from the River Nile, to produce its energy. 

It faces diplomatic difficulties with Kenya over the disputed Migingo Island, and West Pokot County is plagued by problems with cross-border livestock smuggling.

Additionally, it has a history of annexing neighbouring countries during times of crisis, including the DRC, South Sudan, Rwanda, Kenya, and Sudan, among others. The Uganda Peoples's Defense Force (UPDF) is a powerful military force, yet the country's GDP and annual budget are both modest.

The Acholi and Baganda, the Acholi and the Banyankole, the Itesoits and the Gishus, and other ethnic groups are at odds with one another. Kiswahili, Luganda, and English are its three official languages.


WHY UGANDA NEEDS THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY

  1. Shared resources with other countries example, Victoria, Mt Elgon, River Nile etc.
  2. Attraction of the foreign direct investment (FDI).
  3. Market expansion
  4. Uganda is a landlocked country.
  5. Infrastructural development
  6. Boosting of security.
  7. Cure its ethnic and religious differences
  8. It has Shared communities with partner states at its borderlines like samias, Tesos, Luos(Japadholas) Sabaots(Sabinys), Bukusus(Bagisus), Turukanas (Karamojongs),
  9. Uganda Shared histories with partner states, especially countries which colonized Britain, common ancestry, historical British East Africa railway line which connected the region
  10. Infrastructural development like access to affordable and efficient transportation, energy, and communication for increased regional competitiveness.

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