The chairman of the EAC Council of Ministers, Dr Kirunda Kivejinja, has said Burundi and Tanzania will join other member states of the East African Community (EAC) for the framework for harmonised regional roaming charges by December. tanzania roaming
Dr Kivejinja said this when responding to a question by a member of the East African Legislative Assembly (Eala) from Rwanda, Celestine Rwigema, who had wanted to know whether the EAC Council of Ministers was aware that phone communication costs in countries that had not joined EAC One Network Area roaming framework were a burden to users, ‘The Citizen’ reports.
Dr Kivejinja said that Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and South Sudan have completed joining the EAC Roaming Framework, which was passed by the EAC Council of Ministers and thereafter presidents of member countries of the EAC ordered for its implementation on July 31, 2015.
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“I would like to inform you that by December, this year, the countries of Burundi and Tanzania will have joined the EAC Roaming Framework, a move that will reduce costs when making a phone call within the East African Community bloc,” said Dr Kivejinja.
He said the delay by Burundi and Tanzania to join the other member states was due to processes, which, he said, had already been worked upon by the relevant countries and that it was expected that this December would be the deadline for the two countries to do so, in accordance with directives given by presidents of member countries of EAC.