Officials from MEACA leadng other stakeholders as they celebrated the EAC Week - Dec 2014
MEACA supports and encourages all schools to setup EAC clubs
MEACA Supports all EAC School Clubs with EAC Resources
EAC School Clubs spread EAC Awareness through different Activities such as Debates
MEACA marked the 2014 EAC Awareness week with several activities
Graduands of free Kiswahili lessons receive Certificates from Hon Shem Bagaine
Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on EAC Affairs, Hon. Tonny Ayoo spreading EAC awareness to the masses
EAC Minister,Hon Shem Bagaine, hands over EAC resources & materials to leaders of districts
Some of the legislators at an EAC Out Reach Event
MEACA Staff taking part in an EAC Awareness Walk in Kampala
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|Uganda to host the EAC Manufacturers Summit|
Uganda will host the 1st EAC Manufacturing and Technology Forum and Exhibition in September, 2015. The Forum is part of the EAC broader strategy to market the region as a manufacturing and technology hub.
It will bring together Public agencies, local and international manufacturers, suppliers and service providers of manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers of manufactured products, potential investors from the region and abroad, financial institutions, academia, research (think tanks) and development partners.
To be held under theme “Unleashing the Manufacturing Potential of East Africa” the forum will be an opportunity to address the challenges facing this sector in the EAC. It is jointly organised by the EAC Secretariat, the East African Business Council (EABC) and the Government of Uganda
The collective GDP (at current prices) of the five EAC Partner States stands at USD 84.7 billion (EAC report, 2012). However, the region’s sustained economic expansion continues to be challenged by a number of international economic shocks including the 2008 global economic and financial crisis, mainly characterised by instability in international financial flows and bank lending.
Despite the recent global economic crisis, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda have been ranked among the top 20 fastest growing economies in the world for the past five years . Uganda and Tanzania recorded growth rate at an average of 6.9% while Rwanda averaged 8 % since the early 2000s.
The contribution of manufacturing to the GDP of the EAC region is estimated at about 9.4% (EAC report, 2012). Based on an assumed GDP growth rate of 6%, the rate of industrial sector needs to grow by 11.7% to achieve a manufacturing GDP contribution of 25% by 2032.
|EAC heads of State discuss Burundi Conflict|
June 1, 2015
East African Heads of State under their umbrella body the EAC have called for the postponement of the elections in Burundi for a period not less than one and a half months and appealed to institutions in Burundi including parliament to facilitate this postponement.
In a joint communiqué issued at the end of an emergency summit on the Burundi situation held at State House in Dar es Salaam, their excellencies President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete of the United Republic of Tanzania, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of the Republic of Uganda, President Uhuru Kenyatta of the Republic of Kenya, Hon. Alain Nyamitwe, Minister of External and International Cooperation representing the Republic of Burundi and Hon. Valentine Rugwabiza, Minister for East African Community, representing the Republic of Rwanda, the leaders also agreed that during the postponement, members led by the Chairperson will consult with stakeholders in Burundi on the way forward. Download the Full Press Release by clicking here
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