Hon Christophe Bazivamo, EAC Deputy Secretary General, applauds New SMEs Project for the region

Entry Date Nov 18 2017 // News, Events

Hon Christophe Bazivamo, EAC Deputy Secretary General, applauds New SMEs Project for the region

• Hon Christophe Bazivamo, EAC Deputy Secretary General Launches Creating Perspectives: Business for Development Project


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Dar es salaam, Tanzania: November 15th, 2017: Hon Christophe Bazivamo,EAC Deputy Secretary General Productive and Social Sector officially launched a new project titled “Creating Perspectives: Business for Development” at the 2nd East African Business & Entrepreneurship Conference held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

The project aims to improve economic perspectives for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in East Africa through scaling up of production and thus growth of businesses.

The launch was attended by Mr. Jim Kabeho, Chairman, East African Business Council (EABC), Mr. Ernst Hustaedt, Country Director, GIZ, Tanzania and Mr. Matthias Wachter
Head of Department Security, Raw Materials and Africa Federation of German Industries (BDI), Germany.

“A lot of companies in Africa are SMEs facing challenges in enhancing competitiveness and growth.” said said Mr. Matthias Wachter Head of Department Security, Raw Materials and Africa Federation of German Industries (BDI), Germany.

“SMEs in Germany would like to know the processes of investing in Africa” said Mr. Matthias Wachter Head of Department Security, Raw Materials and Africa Federation of German Industries (BDI), Germany.

Public support, financial incentives or professional advisory for business development is merely available during start-up and expansion phases for SMEs in East African countries.

The on-site implementation partner of the project is East African Business Council (EABC) with its national member associations (Kenya Private Sector Alliance, Private Sector Federation Rwanda, Tanzania Private Sector Foundation, Uganda Private Sector Foundation, and Burundi Chamber of Commerce).

“We are happy to be spearhead this new project that will support the growth of SMEs”  said Mr. Jim Kabeho, EABC Chairman.

The project will be jointly implemented with the Federation of German Industries (BDI), GIZ and the East African Community.

About East African Business Council (EABC)
The East African Business Council (EABC) is the apex advocacy body of the Private Sector 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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