Local people to be sensitized about the EAC instegration benefits
International community and specific member countries are very determined to see their interests in the East African regional integration.
This was revealed at the launch of national policy by ministry of East Africa in Rwanda which will focus on sensitizing local people about the benefits of regional integration from the grass roots.
This shows that there is proof that the EAC is a secured big market that will be looking forward for bigger companies to establish themselves not to mention that Rwanda is acting faster than the rest of the five member states at raising its economic environment to an international standard.
“Launching this policy is one of the activities on the agenda of the ministry’s intensive two months sensitization campaign on Rwanda’s integration into the EAC, and am appealing and encouraging all stake holders (ministries, departments and Agencies, private sectors to use this policy for the success of Rwanda’s integration into the EAC” Monique Mukaruliza, the minister of East African affairs in Rwanda said at the launch.
She also added that, the national policy will aim at explaining and encouraging Rwandan nationals the interests Rwanda is likely to benefit from the East African Community integration as a land locked country.
Some these benefits includes the remove non barrier tariffs, one currency and harmonizing customs union although it has not been fully implemented by some countries like Tanzania, but according to the officials the reason why Rwanda is moving fast.
The national policy was designed and formulated by MINEAC in collaboration with East Africa trade mark, the international organization which is responsible in seeing the EAC integration into a reality.
“Rwanda entered the EAC to benefit profits, development and to reach at those benefits; we have to be well prepared that’s why we introduced this policy to always review and evaluate the progress of the integration implementations”, Amb. William Kayonga, Permanent secretary of the MINEAC says.
By Andrew Shyaka