Uganda’s cabinet has approved the adoption of Swahili as an official language, according to a statement, according to BBC, quoting cabinet recommendations.
The cabinet also recommended that the teaching of Swahili in primary and secondary should be made compulsory.
Swahili, which originated in East Africa, is one of the world’s 10 most widely spoken languages with about 200 million speakers.
The language and its dialects is spoken from parts of Somalia down to Mozambique and across the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The statement says the decision followed a directive by the East African Community bloc to adopt the language to ease communication among member countries