Uganda has crafted a National policy on integration, which officials say would be used to guide its cooperation with member states - Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania.

  • 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
  • To report a Non a Non Tarrif barrier simply dial *201# on your cell phone

Minister’s Message

On behalf of the Government and People of the Republic of Uganda and on my own behalf, I take this opportunity to welcome our esteemed guests to the Ministry of East African Community Affairs (MEACA) website.



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. icon Download the Full Press Release by clicking here




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