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38th Meeting of the EAC Council of Ministers underway in Arusha

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, 6th May, 2019: The 38th meeting of the EAC Council of Ministers is currently underway at the East African Community Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania

The five-day meeting, started today with the Session of Senior Officials which will run up to Wednesday 8th May, 2019. The session of the Coordination Committee (Permanent /Principal/Under Secretaries) is on 9th May, 2019 while the Ministerial Session will be held on Friday, 10th May, 2019

The meeting is considering several matters geared towards deepening and widening the regional integration agenda that include the Reports on: the implementation of Previous Decisions of the Council;  Office of the Secretary General; Planning and Infrastructure, and; Report on Productive and Social Sectors.

Other Reports to be considered are on: Political Matters; Customs and Trade; Finance and Administration Matters; and Reports of other EAC Organs i.e. East African Legislative Assembly and East African Court of Justice.

The Council of Ministers is the Policy-making Organ of the Community. It consists of the Ministers responsible for East African Community/regional cooperation of each Partner State and such other Ministers of the Partner State as each Partner State shall determine. Among its functions, the Council promotes, monitors and keeps under constant review the implementation of the programmes of the Community and ensures the proper functioning of the regional organization.

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For more information, please contact:

Mr  Owora Richard Othieno
Head, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Department
EAC Secretariat
Arusha, Tanzania
Tel: +255 784 835021
Email: OOthieno [at] eachq.org

About the East African Community Secretariat:

The East African Community (EAC) is a regional intergovernmental organisation of five Partner States, comprising Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.

The EAC Secretariat is ISO 2008:9001 Certified


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