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Secretary General Meets the Chairperson of EAC Heads of State Summit 

East African Community Secretariat; Arusha, Tanzania; 15 February 2017:

The Secretary General Amb. Liberat Mfumukeko held a meeting at State House with the Chairperson of the EAC Heads of State Summit HE John Pombe Joseph Magufuli, the President of United Republic of Tanzania.

The Secretary General briefed the Chairperson of the Summit on the progress made so far on a number of things including implementation of the key protocols i.e. The Customs Union, Common Market Protocol and the Monetary Union.

The Secretary General and Chairperson of the Summit also discussed the upcoming 35th Meeting of the EAC Council of Ministers and the 18th Summit of the EAC Heads of State Summit and noted that two of the EAC countries had indicated that they have other activities on the dates planned, they agreed to push the meetings to start on 30th March 2017 climaxing with the summit on 6th April, 2017.

The Chairperson of the Summit encouraged the Secretary General to ensure efficiency in the use of resources at EAC.  He directed the Secretary General to ensure that there are reforms geared to cost savings at this era of financial difficulties.

He added that national governments were also taking of cutting costs and ensuring efficiency and value for money. During the meeting with His Excellency, the President, the Chairperson of the EAC Council of Minister, Amb. Dr. Augustine Mahiga also participated.

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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]


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.


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