By David Lumu
An East African Community business forum that brings together private sector actors and civil society groups in the region will be held in September in Kampala, Mary Makoffu, EAC Director for Social Sectors has said.
"The objective of the Forum is to allow selected stakeholders and the EAC to consult and work towards realizing the Community’s objectives,” she said.
Under the theme “EAC: My Home, My Business,” the various groups interested in paving the business routes within the region would interface with the East African Secretariat in order to unmask the opportunities available within EAC member states and come up with mechanisms on how to explore these opportunities.
It is also expected that the meeting would tackle the possibilities of using business as a tool to deepen regional integration.
The first EAC-SG Forum was held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in December 2012 and the second in Nairobi, Kenya in October, last year.
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