A renewed call to use Kiswahili for regional integration in East Africa has been made.
Members of the East African Legislative Assembly acknowledged on Wednesday that with growing interest, the language has a big role in uniting people in the region.
During a debate of the report on sensitisation exercise which is underway in the East Africa Community member countries, Patricia Hajabakiga a legislator from Rwanda said that other than promoting unity, the language is a critical medium of communication that will facilitate trade in the region.
Mr Mike Sebalu from Uganda also supported the idea stating that Kiswahili bonds people and enables the citizens of the region to communicate effectively and efficiently.
Source: The Citizen