EABC SALUTES EAC HEADS OF STATE FOR ADOPTING A REGIONAL APPROACH TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

     EAST AFRICAN BUSINESS COUNCIL

PRESS STATEMENT

EABC SALUTES EAC HEADS OF STATE FOR ADOPTING A REGIONAL APPROACH TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

12TH MAY 2020, ARUSHA, TANZANIA

 

The East African Business Council vehemently salutes the EAC Heads of State for adopting a common approach towards curbing the outbreak of Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) in the EAC region, following the Heads of State Consultative Meeting held today 12th May 2020 via video conference.

The East African business community further appreciates the Heads of State for ably interrogating the impact of the COVID-19 on the lives of East African citizens, businesses, intra-EAC trade and investments. Indeed, the communique from the Heads of State Consultative Meeting is geared towards protecting the lives of people, economic recovery and facilitating the free movement of cargo and services across EAC borders during this COVID-19 pandemic period; in line with the proposals by the private sector.

The East African business community is steadfast to continue supporting and collaborating with the governments of the EAC Partner States to combat COVID-19 pandemic in the EAC region.

 

The EAC Heads of State's commitment to continue holding consultative meetings regularly will boost confidence to regional businesses, partners and the people of East Africa.

 

The East African Business Council appreciates development partners, in particular, TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) and German Development Cooperation (GDC) for their response to the pandemic and continued support to trade in the region, during this COVID-19 outbreak period.

 

Dr. Peter Mathuki, Executive Director /Chief Executive Officer

East African Business Council (EABC)

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