18 February 2013

East Africa: EA Businesses to Get Code of Conduct

Arusha — The East African Community (EAC), East African Business Council (EABC) and Trade Mark East Africa are organizing a regional Chief Executives' forum during which a regional code of conduct for the business community will be launched.

The EAC head of Corporate Communication and Public Affairs Richard Owora told East African Business Week in an interview that the regional chief executive officer's forum will bring together the EAC Secretary General, public officials from the ministries of EAC and Chief Executive Oficers of regional businesses from the five partner states to concretize the issues raised during the national forums that were held last year and the way forward.

He said that as a follow up to the national meetings the Secretary General will meet Chief Executive Officers of business from the five partner states at a regional CEO meeting to be held on 27th February 2013 at the Sheraton Hotel in Kampala Uganda.

Harmonize education sector- EALA

The East African Community is committed to enhancing access to quality education as a pre-cursor to greater investments in the education sector, specialization and creation of more job opportunities, East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) Speaker, Rt. Hon (Dr) Margaret Nantongo Zziwa has said.

At the same time, the Speaker is calling for the speedy harmonisation of curricula and accreditation processes in higher education.

Honourable Zziwa remarked that regional integration would offer new opportunities in all sectors including tourism, trade, infrastructure development education and Health.

She added that EALA would collaborate closely with the EAC Council of Ministers to ensure that the Inter University Council of East Africa (IUECA) Bill 2012 is brought to the house for debate and eventual assent.

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