The retreat will be held in Kampala from February 21 to 22.
Works minister Monica Azuba is one of the speakers at the retreat
EAC | RETREAT
KAMPALA - Uganda is to host the joint East African Community (EAC) Heads of State retreat on infrastructure and health financing and development.
The retreat will attract speakers from the World Bank, World Health Organisation (WHO) and African Union (AU).
The event, which will be held in Kampala from February 21 to 22, is about “deepening and widening regional integration through infrastructure and health sector development in the EAC partner states.”
According to the EAC secretariat, speakers will include the WHO director general, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus; EAC secretary general, Amb. Liberat Mfumukeko; vice-president for Africa World Bank, Makhtar Diop and works minister Monica Azuba Ntege.
Areas of focus under infrastructure include the rapid enhancement of transport efficiency in the EAC through the development of interconnected multimodal transport systems (rail, road, pipelines, inland waterways, airports and seaports).
During the retreat, the realisation of the necessary financing, legal frameworks, political underpinnings and regional co-ordination capacities to fast track the priority infrastructure projects for the region, will be discussed.
On health, the retreat will address itself on building consensus on the regional health sector investment priorities for the attainment of universal health coverage and the sustainable development goals.
The joint EAC heads of state retreat brings together two events; the 4thEAC heads of state retreat on infrastructure financing and development and the 1st EAC summit on investment in health and health sector investors as well as donor round table and international exhibition.