MINISTER OF STATE PRESIDENTS OFFICE - GOOD GOVERNANCE, UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA
AT THE 19TH MEETING OF THE SECTORAL COUNCIL OF MINISTERS RESPONSIBLE FOR EAC AFFAIRS AND PLANNING
01 NOVEMBER 2013
Chairperson of the Council of Ministers Hon. Shem Bageine;
Distinguished Permanent Secretaries;
Secretary General of EAC Amb. Dr Richard Sezibera;
Deputy Secretaries Generals and Ambassadors present;
Ladies and Gentlemen.
Let me take this opportunity to thank the Government and people of Burundi for the warm hospitality accorded to myself and the entire delegation from the United Republic of Tanzania. I wish also to commend the EAC Secretariat for the convening and well organization of this meeting.
Hon. Ministers and distinguished delegates, I commend the Permanent Secretaries and Senior Officials for the job well done which will make our work easy.
Hon. Ministers, I wish to reiterate the commitment of the United Republic of Tanzania in the realization of the EAC objectives and principles enshrined in the Treaty. Tanzania will take every necessary action in order to see to it that the East African Community gets stronger and stronger.
Hon. Ministers and distinguished delegates, The biggest obligation before us is to ensure this cooperation produces results that will improve the livelihood of the people of East Africa. This will be attained by committing ourselves in the implementation of the decisions and directives that arise through these meetings. Therefore, we should always make deliberations in our meetings while considering that this is the Community of our people. Honorable Ministers, I wish this meeting fruitful deliberation.
God Bless our Community;
01 NOVEMBER, 2013