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EAC integration receives resource centre boost

29 April 2014, 17:20

Nairobi - The East African Community (EAC)  has received a boost after the Cabinet Secretary for East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism launched a resource centre that will enhance the bloc's integration.

Phyllis Kandie, who is the Chairperson of the EAC Council of Ministers, congratulated the EAC Secretariat for achieving this milestone and emphasized the critical role the Resource Centre in sensitizing the EAC citizenry.

“Utilization of information and research data should be used not only to fuel growth and development within the region, but also to spark interest in the EAC integration agenda especially among the youth," she noted

She urged the centre to organize and package information on EAC integration in a way that was both understandable and user-friendly enough to the people of East Africa to have the intended impact.

The Chairperson of the Council applauded the development partners, specifically the European Union for their technical and financial support to the Resource Centre and assured that the Council of Ministers’ support to further develop the Centre.

Various resources available at the Resource Centre include EAC documentation and publications, Partner States official publications, former EAC publications, general textbooks, publications on regional and international organizations, periodicals including professional journals, newspapers/articles, audio-visual collection and internet resources and databases.

 - CAJ News

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