Collectively Champion Free Trade as well as Movement of Capital and People

Entry Date Nov 18 2017 // News, Events

Amb. Celestine Mushy Director of Multilateral in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, United Republic of Tanzania calls for business community to collectively champion free trade as well as movement of capital and people during the 2nd East African Business and Entrepreneurship Conference & Exhibition.


Arusha, Tanzania: November 16th, 2017:
Amb. Celestine Mushy Director of Multilateral in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation delivered closing remarks on behalf of the Adolf Mkenda Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, United Republic of Tanzania at the 2nd East African Business and Entrepreneurship Conference & Exhibition during the closing ceremony at Serena Hotel in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

The East African Community pursues prosperity to East African people. Essentially, by creating more wealth and encourage its fair distribution.

“It is the business community, collectively, that champion free trade as well as movement of capital and people.” said Amb. Celestine Mushy.

Mr. John Bosco Rusagara, EABC Board Director appreciate Her Excellency Samia Suluhu Hassan, Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania. Amb. Dr Augustine Mahiga Minister for Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, United Republic of Tanzania, Hon. Charles Mwijage Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment, United Republic of Tanzania.  Hon. Amb. Liberat Mfumukeko Secretary General EAC,  Hon. Christophe Bazivamo Deputy Secretary General Productive and Social Sectors East African Community (EAC) Secretariat, who made it to this conference as well as Heads of Investment Promotion Agencies from within EAC for their support, various ministries of the EAC Partner States for their participation, partnership and commitment towards this conference and for the continued support to the EAC Private Sector.

“We will read your views expressed during your discussions keenly with the views of identifying what more we can do to strengthen business activities in the region and to speed up wealth creation for our people” said Amb. Celestine Mushy who noted the recommendations that arose from the conference.


EABC appreciates the support received form all key players in organizing the 2nd East African Business and Entrepreneurship Conference & Exhibition in particular, Tanzania Investment Center, Burundi Investment Promotion Agency (API), Kenya Investment Authority (KenInvest), Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and Uganda Investment Authority as well as EABC members, National Focal Points (NFPs) and sector associations for their continued support and commitment to the regional agenda namely Tanzania Private Sector Foundation, Federal Chamber of Commerce Industries Burundi, Kenya Private Sector Alliance, Rwanda Private Sector Federation, Private Sector Foundation Uganda, Confederation of Tanzania Industries, Association of Burundi Industries, Kenya Association of Manufacturers, Rwanda Association of Manufacturers and Uganda Manufacturers Association. Our sincere gratitude goes to SBC Pepsi, DEG, HEVA Fund,  Oxford Business Group, ALAF Ltd Tanzania, Kenya Commercial Bank – Tanzania, JC Decaux, Zoom Tanzania and Strathmore Business School our knowledge partner and Jumia Travel our Travel partner.

Much appreciation to our development Partners German Development Cooperation(GIZ), Federation of German Industries (BDI), EAC-German Cooperation particularly the GIZ- EAC integration Programme. Your hands-on support is highly appreciated and has tremendously helped to making this event a success.

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About East African Business Council (EABC)
The East African Business Council (EABC) is the apex advocacy body of business associations of the Private Sector and Corporates from the East African Countries. It was established in 1997 to foster the interests of the Private Sector in the Integration process of the East African Community.

EABC’s vision is to be the dynamic apex body of the private sector in the East African Community, in fostering sustained economic growth and prosperity in the region.

Being the representative of Private Sector associations in the region, EABC was granted observer status in organs and activities of the East African Community (EAC). Therefore, EABC participates in various sectoral meetings, meetings of the Coordination Committee, Council of Ministers’ Meetings and the Summit of the EAC Heads of State; with a view to ensuring that the agenda of the Private Sector is well articulated and received by the policy makers. Visit: www.eabc.info

For more information please contact:
Ms. Lilian Awinja – Chief Executive Officer
The East African Business Council (EABC) - The Voice of Private Sector in East Africa
P. O. Box 2617 | Plot No. 01 | Olorien House | Perfect Printers Street | Arusha | Tanzania
Tel: +255 (27) 2543047 Fax: +255 272543047 Cell +255 758 124 318
Email:  info@eabc-online.com Website: www.eabc.info

 

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