By Spy Uganda
Tanzania: H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, to show the trust he has in the leadership of Uganda Airlines boss Jenipher Bamuturaki and the Ugandan Pilots, he jetted the national carrier’s bombardier to Arusha Tanzania this morning, for the EAC common market protocol and the EAC ordinary summit.
Arrived in Arusha, Tanzania for the Heads of State meeting on the progress of the EAC common market protocol and the EAC ordinary summit respectively. pic.twitter.com/L0d92XVsrq
— Yoweri K Museveni (@KagutaMuseveni) July 21, 2022
About 300 participants from the Partner States, private sector, civil society, and development partners are expected to attend both the High-Level Retreat and the 22nd Summit.
During their High-Level Retreat on the Common Market, the Heads of State are expected to, among other things: take stock of the progress of implementation of the EAC Common Market Protocol; adopt strategic measures to unlock the lags and bottlenecks in the establishment of the Common Market; agree on a roadmap for the full realization of the Common Market, and; identify key areas where Development Partners can contribute to the attainment of the Common Market.
At their 22nd Ordinary Meeting, the EAC Heads of State will, among other things: consider the Report of the Council to the Summit; assent to Bills passed by the East African Legislative Assembly; consider the report of the High-level Summit Retreat on the EAC Common Market, and; appoint Judges to the East African Court of Justice.
Meanwhile, on the morning of Friday, 22nd July 2022, the Heads of State are expected to launch the 42.4 km Arusha Bypass Road. The bypass is part of the multinational Arusha – Holili /Taveta – Voi Road Project.
The bypass was co-funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Africa Trade Fund, and the Governments of the United Republic of Tanzania and the Republic of Kenya to the tune of US$173.86 million.