Sunday, 16 March 2014

East African Community gears up for single info platform for integration

(From L to R) Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza, Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete, President Uhuru Kenyatta, host President Yoweri Museveni and Rwandan President Paul Kagame during the 15th Ordinary Summit of The East African Community Heads of State at Speke Resort, Kampala.

East African countries could soon have one communication platform on matters to do with regional integration.
Ministries of East African Community (EAC) affairs, the Arusha-based secretariat and organs and institutions of the Community will streamline their communication channels for better information on regional matters.
The move was agreed during the fourth EAC Communication Policy and Strategy Forum early this week, where joint communication and sensitisation strategies and activities were raised.
The two-day forum brought together communication experts from the partner states, EAC organs and institutions and a raft of affiliate organisations.
They included the East African Business Council, the East African Law Society, Centre for Constitutional Development, East African Local Governments Association and the East African Civil Society Forum.
“Ministries and institutions have a critical role to play in implementing the communication policy and strategy,” said Mr Owora Richard Othieno, who heads the EAC Department of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs.

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