Public Communications - Mr. Sammy K. Wekesa / Njuki
Date : 13.5.2015
The 32nd Extra-ordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers for East Africa Community (EAC) was held this week, 2015 at Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania to explore ways in which the community can assist Republic of Burundi during the upcoming general elections. The meeting was urgently constituted due to the current prevailing political and security conditions in Burundi that have deteriorated since the last Council meeting in April, 2015. The Council sought to consider the Report of the Joint Ministerial mission of the Ministers for Foreign Affairs from East Africa who had gone to assess the situation in Burundi as well as the Report of eminent persons on the series of quiet diplomatic sessions and dialogues undertaken.
Public Communications office - Sammy K. Wekesa
PSs signing the report during the 31st meeting of the EAC Council of Ministers held in Arusha on 27th - 30th April 2015. They are as follows from left to right:
1) Mr. Lawrence Mujuni, Acting PS, Uganda
2) Mr. innocent Safari, PS, Rwanda
3) Mr. John Konchellah, PS, Kenya
4) Mr. Amantius Msole, Deputy PS, Tanzania
5) Amb. Jean Rigi, PS, Burundi
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A two-day Regional Youth leaders’ Workshop on the East African Community Integration process opened up at Nyeri technical institute. The workshop whose theme is; “The East African Community integration process ‘Opportunities and roadmap for engagement” was officially opened by the Principal secretary, State Department of East African Affairs, Ministry of East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism, Mr. John O. Konchellah.
In a speech read on his behalf by a Senior Assistant Director in the department of Social Affairs, Mr. Samuel Kahenu, Mr. Konchellah said the workshop fits perfectly into the regional aspiration of creating space for the youth development in the integration agenda. At the same time, he added, that the involvement of the youth in the EAC integration process in anchored on Article 120 (c) of the Treaty for the establishment of the East African community.