Minister of East Africa Cooperation Affairs Diodorus Kamala of Tanzania

Kamala was apparently responding to last week's EA Common Market talks in Nairobi during which Tanzania raised her concern on the Right of Establishment and Right of Residence under the proposed protocol.
Dr Kamala said that the cabinet of ministers met recently, and one of its resolutions was a strong affirmation to the law applying that the land should continue to be owned by the state.
Dr Kamala said when tabling his ministry’s 2008/09 budget estimates that during the same period Tanzania’s imports dropped from $137.
Meanwhile, Dr Kamala said Tanzania was on course in establishing the community’s Common Market and that the protocol towards that end was to be approved by the National Assembly in June next year for the arrangement to be effected in January 2010.
Diodorus Buberwa Kamala is a Member of Parliament in the National Assembly of Tanzania.
during the same period Tanzania’s imports dropped from $137.
Mr Kamala said that EAC countries like Tanzania and Uganda were endowed with phosphate deposits that are used in the production of fertilisers and that through joint financing increasing production was possible.
Mr Kamala said that the leaders agreed to rationalise regional blocs like the EAC Common Market for Eastern and Southern African (COMESA) and Southern African Development Community (SADC.
Speaking to APA over the telephone from the northern town of Arush on Tuesday, Kamala said despite being committed to East African cooperation, Tanzania was skeptical on some provisions of the treaty on land possessions and would keep its stance of excluding non-citizens from acquiring real estate.
Diodorus Kamala expressed grave concern over the exportation of raw milk to Nairobi by a Kenyan firm, which has taken over the defunct government-owned Tanzania Dairies.
Dr Kamala was answering a question by Mr Kilontsi Mporogomyi (Kasulu West--CCM) who asked why Tanzania should not re-join COMESA.
Dr Kamala said establishment of the East African Federation would not come soon, given the obstacles each EAC member state was facing.
Kamala said Tanzania could not simply jump into the Common Market without first applying concrete solutions to the problems it was still facing.
Briefing journalists on the successes of his ministry over the past three years in Dar es Salaam, Dr Kamala said the East African Common Market was set to start next year and plans were at an advanced stage.
Mr Kamala said Tanzania wants to expand trading activities to the D.
merge into a single political entity.
Minister for East African Co-operation Diodorus Kamala has refuted allegations that Tanzania is obstacle behind the efforts to expedite regional integration process.
Speaking in Dar es Salaam yesterday, Dr Kamala said contrary to what Tanzanian critics are suggesting, there is no East Africa Community member country that is ready for the establishment of a common market.
In what seemed to be a reaction to comments on Tanzania�s refusal to have identity cards replace passports for east Africans, Dr Kamala said the issue does not hold water as Tanzania has not refused any resident from fellow member countries to be employed in the country.
The Minister for East African Cooperation, Dr Diodorus Kamala has said there are many obstacles that each EAC member state faces that hinder the creation of a political federation.
come soon, given the obstacles each EAC member state was facing.
East African Cooperation Affairs Minister Diodorus Kamala has singled out land issues, permanent residential permits and traveling procedures as stumbling blocks towards reaching consensus on the East Africa Common Market.
Kamala was quoted by some local media outlets as saying proposals for allowing East African residents to acquire land in other countries of the region were not in the interests of Tanzanians.
Land is a very sensitive and intractable issue…we quite explicitly believe it shouldn’t be part of the ongoing discussions on the Common Market protocol, Dr Kamala was quoted as saying.