President Yoweri Museveni is already in Tanzania for the 20th Ordinary Summit of East African Community (EAC) Heads of State.
The ongoing summit is taking place at Arusha International Conference Centre (AICC) in Arusha.
The leaders are discussing among others a raft of issues such as the implementation status of the EA Customs Union, progress report on political confederation, financial status of the community and report on having two deputy Secretary Generals recruited competitively, according to a statement from the President’s office.
Other issues are endorsement of Kenya’s push for a non-permanent slot on United Nations Security Council (UNSC), report on Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) and promotion of motor vehicle assembly plant in the region.
At their 19th Ordinary Meeting held in Kampala, Uganda on February 23, 2018, the Summit directed the EAC Council of Ministers to explore the possibilities of developing the automotive industry in East Africa by reducing the importation of used vehicles from outside the region and thereby make the region more competitive.
On the same function, Museveni is expected to handover the EAC chair to another head of state whom the leaders will agree on.
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