Why EAC is ready welcome Somalia to trading bloc

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The East African Community countries are optimistic that their economies will be boosted through the coastal port of Mogadishu in Somalia, once the war-torn Muslim state is allowed to join the community.

With the relative stability in Mogadishu, the port is gaining traction as a gateway of Asian and Arabs goods into the region. Recently a team of experts from EAC partner states were in Somalia for a verification mission to assess the country’s readiness to join the bloc. Jjingo Francis was in Mogadishu Somalia and visited Mogadishu port.