Pre-release series (#6) [2014]: Stakeholders in the LAPSSET project

Hi there.

. It's my final document in the series (I think) and it has all the stakeholders views on the LAPSSET project and/or possible evaluation and limitations.

Here's #6.

Projected documents in the series:

#0.5- Initial ideas.

#1- Timelines of East Africa from the 1880s to the present day.

#2- Possible questions for the pre-release.

#3- Theories of development.

#4- Extra research and the overall pre-release revision notes.

#5-Parallel examples to the East African region.

#6-Stakeholders views in the LAPSSET project.

#7- Mind map (overview) on Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.


More may be added in the future.

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Stakeholders in the LAPSSET project
Vie Stakeholder and their status View expressed Evidence to support their view Possible conflicts/evaluation
1 Finance Minister, South Africa `The problem is not that international trade is Dependency theory supports this because IMF and World Bank are
inherently opposed to the needs and interests (as shown in fig.6) exports are mainly supporting the LAPSSET
of the poor, but the rules that govern it are primary goods: coffee at 4% (Kenya) and project.
rigged in favour of the rich'. 19% (Uganda). They are unable to provide Unable to prevent the
International trade is difficult and often the profit into their goods and so continue to rules of international
African countries are controlled by export primary goods. In addition, there trade. However, they are
intergovernmental organisations (IGOs). are tariffs for manufactured goods in the developing the East
EU and this region is not benefiting from it. African Community which
Also, the primary exports are cash crops
is a trade bloc that follows
and so do not benefit the country directly.
the same regulations of
This was highlighted when in 2009, 1/3 of
the EU. Perhaps this will
the population suffered from a food crisis.
Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative reduce the effects of the
represent a beneficial initiative to Uganda rules of international trade
and Tanzania which has reduced their if successful.
debts sustainably. This was not provided
for Kenya because their debt was
considered unsustainable. However, the
idea that the "rules are rigged in favour of
the rich" is supported by the HIPC because
they provide rules and regulations for the
initiative to take place, e.g. eligible to
borrow from the World Bank
Development Agency, to borrow from the
IMF's Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust
and to implement key agreed forms, i.e.
opening their economy to TNCs.
2 African Development Bank `On account of a host of factors including low The falling levels of trade are supported Other projects have
productivity, lack of competitiveness, poor by the dependency theory because their previously failed and
market access, falling terms of trade, and falling trade may be as a result of their so what is the chance
restrictive trade regimes. Africa's relative dependency on other countries. They of this one succeeding?
market share in world exports have been cannot increase their trade because of the
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World lack of infrastructure (which may be
Bank'. improved by the LAPSSET project). In
A number of factors have contributed to the addition, the lack of trade is because of
slow development of the East African region. the lack of interactions in the trade may be
Poor market access is linked to the lack of TNC improved by the East African Community
participation and investment in the East African and East African Federation. They are
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This highlights the effects of corruption on the schools was cut by the US until fraud and focused on
area and the lack of governance which has corruption allegations had been themselves?
stagnated Africa's development. Refer to investigated (2010). What is the possibility
figure 10.…read more

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Chinese government There is an interest in the LAPSSET project Due to the increased FDI in Africa from China is one of the
because of the location of energy for the oil China, the link and interest is being reasons/factors why
and gas. It was found in Kenya in 2006, 2009 in suggested to be a new form of Kenya is unable to
Uganda and 2010 in Tanzania. To continue its colonialism.…read more

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LAPSSET project?
- East African Federation N/A N/A This may not even
occur so may not affect
the LAPSSET project. If
it is set up and then
fails, this may damage
relationships between
the countries.
- Al Qaeda N/A N/A How is the project
supposed to succeed
at the risk of the
terrorist groups?
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You have actually saved my life! Fabulous resources! Thank you so much :) x 

Bethany Cunningham

Thank you so much Ethne for the feedback.

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