By Faith Nyasuguta
Ugandan head of state President Yoweri Museveni has called on Africans to use Swahili as a means of unifying the continent.
The president spoke this as he made an address during the African Integration Day speech on Wednesday.
According to Museveni, Swahili is a “neutral language”, it is also non-ethnic meaning that it “belongs to nobody”
Currently, Swahili is a language spoken in Kenya, Tanzania and parts of Uganda.
Some other parts of some African nations also speak a little of the language.
The Ugandan ruler, who is renowned for being at the forefront of the development of the African continent also indicated that the surest way for the 1.4 billion Africans to succeed is by ” integrating the markets that will consume what we are producing as Africa.”
“We were colonized and suffered slave trade not because our ancestors were weak, but were not well organized. We have got more capacity while operating together hence the need to develop strategic security for Africa” Yoweri Museveni added.