By Michael Okidi
On a fact finding mission aimed at enhancing their understanding and scrutiny of EAC projects and programmes, East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) Kenya Chapter Members concluded an extensive tour of Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) projects and expressed satisfaction at the impact they had on the local communities.
They kicked off their tour of Kisumu, Nandi and Nyamira Counties with an advance briefing at the LVBC and Lake Victoria Environmental Management Programme (LVEMP) offices for a glimpse of the programmes, costs, target communities and timelines. Most of the LVBC programmes are undertaken through the LVEMP.
The EALA legislators first met the Deputy Execetuve Secretary of the LVBC, Mr Eugene Muramira, to whom they expressed concern over lack of public awareness about the commission’s programmes.
Public Communications Unit
The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) Kenya chapter in collaboration with the State Department of EAC Integration continued with its rigorous public sensitization campaign across three counties in the western region of Kenya. The Sensitization carried out in Vihiga, Kakamega and Siaya Counties intended to inform the Citizenly on the EAC Integration process and the role of EALA as an oversight and outreach organ.
This program is escalated as part of the EALA Kenya Chapter and the State Department for EAC Integration performance targets and draws its mandate from the EAC Treaty that underscores the Integration process as people centered, Private Sector driven hence the vitality of all relevant stakeholders like EALA, East African Court of Justice and other EAC organs to ensure the public are at par and actively participate in the integration journey.
By Michael Okidi
The East African Community (EAC) has been described as the fastest growing regional bloc in Africa with a big promise for socio-economic prosperity for its citizens.
Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) Chairman, Amb. Dennis Awori said the bloc’s rapid growth and promise for better economic prospects had seen investors flock into the region seeking investment opportunities.
Speaking at the Nairobi international Trade Fair during a special day dedicated to the EAC, Amb. Awori emphasized the importance of agriculture for the region’s continued growth, saying that over 80 per cent of East Africans depend on agriculture for their survival.