Jean Claude Nsengiyumva, East African Community Deputy Secretary General
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – Belgium and Finland have offered 2.9 million euros to the East African Community (EAC) to support various activities geared toward accelerating the regional integration agenda.
The Ambassadors of the two countries disclosed the offer at a meeting with EAC Deputy Secretary General Jean Claude Nsengiyumva here.
Belgian Ambassador Koenraad Adam and Finnish Ambassador Sinikka Antila reiterated their governments’ continued commitment to the EAC integration agenda, and hailed the Community as one of the high performing and result oriented regional economic groupings in Africa.
Nsengiyumva underscored the importance of the EAC Partnership Fund, noting that the boost extended by Belgium and Finland would support the Community’s priority projects, which will yield tangible results to impact on the lives of the East African people.
The official noted that the Fund had in the past supported core priorities towards integration, mainly negotiation and implementation of the Common Market Protocol, sensitisation and awareness programmes, key studies and capacity building of the EAC Secretariat.