EALA Okays Kiswahili As Official EAC Language

EALA Okays Kiswahili As Official EAC Language


The East African Legislative Assembly (Eala) has passed a resolution to make Kiswahili an official language of the East African Community alongside English.

According to reports, there was a heated debate during a special session held on Thursday evening during which the decision was made to elevate the Kiswahili to be among the official EAC Languages.

“It is our conviction that the Heads of State of EAC will endorse this motion to enable amendment of the EAC Treaty which has only English as the official language,” said Ms Bhanj one of the three legislators chairing the meeting.

Th issue will now be brought to an Extra-ordinary Summit of the regional leaders slated for Dar es Salaam early next month