REMARKS FROM Amb. Juma Mwapachu - former Secretary General of the East African Community.

“Manufacturing has become a topical policy issue all over the world.

As an East African, I strongly believe that the next level of integration crucially hinges on how the EAC countries are able to fast track manufacturing and trade in value added products. You can even say that the justification of the EAC lies in its forging joint manufacturing investments that allow cross border flows of labour.

It is thus important that your conference opens up the challenges that the EAC finds itself in today and how the future of the EAC itself may be in rough seas.” Amb. Juma Mwapachu -former Secretary General of the East African Community.