The New Times (Kigali)

East Africa: Burundi to Host EAC Trade Fair On Local Products

Burundi is to host a trade fair of products manufactured in the East African Community (EAC) states from December 2 to December 9, a senior government official said here on Monday in a press briefing.

"The Burundian trade ministry is doing all the best to succeed the event because we believe that the trade fair will allow Burundian manufacturers to show their products and promote them," said Patrice Rwimo, permanent secretary at the Burundian trade ministry.

"Burundians manufacture beautiful objects, but they have very few opportunities to advertize them," she said.

According to her, this will be a "rare opportunity" for them to exhibit their achievements.The other opportunity of the trade fair is that Burundian manufacturers "will learn from the experience of manufacturers" from the other East African Community (EAC) states in order to improve their way of working.The EAC bloc is made up of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.

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