The much anticipated international East African e-passport will be launched during the 17th Ordinary East African Community (EAC) Heads of State Summit in Arusha, Tanzania.
The East African Community (EAC) Heads of State Summit is set to launch the much-anticipated e-passport that will allow citizens from member states to move with ease within and outside the community.
The launch of the new international East African e-passport will fulfill one of the EAC’s mandate which is to integrate members of the region for easier and faster movement of people.
The unveiling of the electronic passport will be done during the 17th Ordinary East African Community (EAC) Heads of State Summit set for February 29, 2016, in Arusha, Tanzania.
At the beginning of the year, EAC Secretary General Richard Sezibera expressed enthusiasm about the launch of the new generation passports. The e-passports will be availed to citizens in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi. The regional electronic passport was set for launching in November 2015 but was postponed.
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