EAC Heads of State summit postponed to next year

By Nicole Kamanzi M.
On 19 November 2019 at 11:45

East African Community Heads of State summit that was scheduled to take place this month has been postponed to a later date in January or February 2020.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation yesterday wrote to the EAC Secretary General requesting him to notify partner states that the meeting that was set to be in Arusha - Tanzania on November 30 will not take place.

According to a letter signed by Olivier Nduhungirehe, the State Minister for EAC affairs, the postponement was at a request sent by a member of the Summit who was not disclosed in the announcement.

However, the meetings of senior officials, the coordination committee and the Council of Ministers, as well as the Business and Investment Summit that were meant to take place alongside the meeting will take place as initially planned, according to Nduhungirehe’s letter.

The session of the Council of Ministers and Heads of EAC Organs and institutions is scheduled to take place November 29, looking into issues like reviewing and finalization of the new structure of EAC Organs and institutions approved in October this year.

The council of ministers will also look into the budgeting and recruitment processes and the administrative and budgetary matters, including reduction of the recurrent budget and elaboration of an Administration of the EAC Secretariat Act.

Rwanda is the current chair of the six-member regional bloc.

Rwanda is the current chair of the six-member regional bloc