Poll #4 asked “Should Tanzania adopt the East African common currency?” Response choices were “’Yes” and “No”. The poll was open for a week on the Vijana FM homepage sidebar from September 30th to October 7th.
Results indicated 8 responses:
- 37% responded “No”
- 63% responded “Yes”
There is no common currency yet, but this question sought views if and when there is. Keeping in mind that a currency union does not necessitate a deeper economic and monetary union, a couple of questions for discussion could be asked following this poll:
- Why should Tanzania adopt the East African common currency?
- How will it affect the flow of goods and services between the 5 countries involved?
Thank you to everyone that has been participating in these polls!
- Creating a durable economy (Vijana FM)
- Experts discuss setting up a central bank (allAfrica)
- Definition of “currency board” (The Economist)
- East African Community website
- East African Community Common Market website
This week’s poll asks “What should the overall focus of East African leadership be?”. Answer choices are “Development”, “Democracy” and “Others”. Voting takes place all week on Vijana FM’s homepage sidebar.