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Tanzania has always played the laggard in the integration of the east Africa common Market bloc. Yet she is a beneficiary of the creation of the trading bloc. The expansion of the bloc to include Rwanda and Burundi has pushed Tanzania the investment destination ranks
The proposed integration of the three trading blocs in Africa into one large FTA will make Tanzania completely irrelevant to Kenyan investors in the manufacturing sector.

http://eaers.blogspot.com/2012/08/eac-how-tanzania-is-shooting-herself-at.html
 

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The potential gain for Kenyan companies is greater than the potential gain of the Tanzanian people if the TZ government allowed free trade. Put it another way, the loss for Kenya in terms of trade and revenue is greater than the loss for Tanzanians in terms of improved public services and standard of living. It's a simple decision really for the Tanzanian government to not let Kenya dominate its economy, and in my opinion, it avoids a lot of problems down the road. However, for the sake of the Tanzanian people, their government needs to boost the private sector to match Kenya.
 

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What a joke....
Una-attractive to Kenya???? who said Tanzania want to make herself attractive to Kenya?
 

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Kenyan's econmy has always been competitive or market economy. Its a game Kenyans know how to play. Those market economies usually strong because they are driven by the private sector. I wish DRC didn't adopt Socialism.

TZ on the other hand is scared of Kenyan competitiveness. Which is a fact. TZ has been Socialist for very long time and thats why you see their private sector or economy overall not as competitive as Kenya's.

And for long time, Kenya will continue to hold that competitive edge over TZ.

Of course Kenya is the one that really wants EAC because they are highly ambitious. Uganda, and TZ markets are big goldmines for Kenyan companies.


TZ is like France when it comes to economy (lots of Socialism) and Kenya is like UK where competitiveness is is priority.

However. There is nothing wrong with TZ trying to protect it industries. That kind of protectionism also exist in developed and BRICS countries. Its not new and nothing wrong with it.
 

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Butembo! due to your passion & dedication to EAC matters, we are going to formally allow DRC to attain EAC membership, thus ending DRC, decades of wars, instability, lack of education, economy bailout, exploitation of raw materials etc...
 

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Oh, but on the other hand Tanzania can manage without Kenya. Its just in the long run the bitterness will build. At some point they are going to have to become better commercial friends. The question is when. At 1000 Gdp per capita or at 10K, or 20k.
 

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Oh i forget you speak, some deep, interior Jungle style swahili, lmao.
Let me educate you; In Bantu languages the word MTU or MUTU could mean either a male or a female person, therefore we EAC say i.e "Mtu huyu hawezi Kusoma"...
 
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