Swahili is set to become the official language for the East African Community (EAC) and the Uganda government has since ordered that all citizens must learn the language.
The EAC is made up of five countries, namely Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi.
South Sudan’s application to join the community is still being considered by member states.
Swahili is already an official language in Tanzania and Kenya where it is spoken by the majority of the population.
It is also widely spoken in Rwanda and Burundi but very few speak the language in Uganda.
The government has instructed all relevant agencies to renew efforts to promote, teach and use Swahili and make it an alternative national language in in the East African country. More.