President Yoweri Museveni has said it's incumbent upon every African to root for unity in order to achieve the centre of gravity that will steer the continent forward.
"Today, Africa faces challenges like; the lack of a centre of gravity; where does Africa run to when Africa is under attack both politically and economically? It is therefore the role of us all today, to advocate for a united East Africa and Africa," President Museveni tweeted Thursday after speaking at the induction of Members of Parliament on the East African Community Affairs at Speke Resort Munyonyo.
According to Museveni, a united Africa comes with immense opportunities to address prevailing challenges.
"First of all, we must prosper and this is through the growth of markets. A united East African/ African market will give us the financial muscle to handle our economic, and political challenges. Like I always say, there is nothing we can not do if we are united," he said.
"I, therefore, call upon all East Africans/ Africans to think about four issues: the Unity of the African people for survival, the Strategic Security of the African people for survival, Market Integration and Pan Africanism, also for survival. I thank you."
The Parliamentary Forum on East African Community Affairs (PEACA) is a platform that brings together Members of National Parliaments who have interests and passion for the East African Community(EAC) integration process.
The Forum was formed in 2018 to ensure effective Parliamentary participation and influence on the social, political and economic integration of East Africa.