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     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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EABC - The Voice of the Private Sector in East Africa 

 

The East African Business Council is pleased to invite you to participate in the online meeting on the Impact of COVID-19 on EAC Trade and Investment on Friday 8th May 2020 at 13:30hrs -15:30hrs EAT via Microsoft teams. Link to join the meeting is  http://shorturl.at/uxDUY

Panellists

  • Hon. Amelia  Kyambadde, Minister, Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Uganda
  • Mr. Nick Nesbitt, Chairman East African Business Council
  • Mr. Simon Kaheru, from Uganda Manufacturers Association
  • Mr. Kenneth Bagamuhunda, Director General, Customs & Trade, East African Community
  • Mr. Frank Matsaert CEO, TradeMark East Africa
  • Dr. Focken Kirsten, EAC-GIZ Cluster Coordinator

 
Moderator

  • Dr. Peter Mathuki, EABC CEO/ Executive Director

 
During the discussions, there will round of questions to the panelists,  followed by a Question & Answer session from the e-floor and ending with a 1-minute conclusion from panellists.

 
If you have any questions you would like to see answered by the panellists, you are welcome to reply directly to Email: director@eabc-online.com with a copy to admin@eabc-online.com
 
The Twitter Hashtag: #COVID19EAC @EABCArusha

 

How to Join
 
Please join this meeting at Friday 8th May 2020 at 13:30hrs -15:30hrs EAT by clicking  http://shorturl.at/uxDUY
 

If using your cell phone, please download Microsoft Teams app via Android or IOS, and sign up for free.
 
For those with Microsoft accounts, the link will open into Teams. If using other email domains (yahoo, google, Hotmail etc) the link will open in a web browser (https://teams.microsoft.com/) where you will be provided with two options (i) Download the windows app or (ii) Join on the web instead). We recommend you choose Join on the web instead).