Nathan Gashayija

gashaija@mineac.gov.rw

How Rwandan freighters have benefited from EAC integration

The cost of international road freight services and Rwanda’s own industry, in particular, has for some years been on the agenda of the Government of Rwanda at all levels of national policy formulation and implementation. Vision 2020 refers to the “natural barrier” that transport...

Monday, February 2, 2015, 12:00 AM

Why informal cross border trade remains important

The buying and selling of goods and services between businesses in neighbouring EAC Partner States with the seller being in one Partner State and the buyer in the other, for example a company or an individual business person in Rwanda selling to a company in Burundi. Cross Border Trade (CBT) plays...

Monday, January 26, 2015, 12:00 AM

What EAC needs to attain single currency by 2024

Following the signing of the Monitory Union Protocol on November 30, 2013 in Kampala Uganda, by the five EAC Heads of State, the Council of Ministers has many times discussed how to implement this signed protocol. Arguments have been tabled some saying that the 10-year roadmap should guide the...

Monday, January 19, 2015, 12:00 AM

Importance of One Stop Border Post facilities in EAC integration

One Stop Border Post (OSBP) is a border facility that combines two stops for national border control processing into one and consolidates border control functions in a shared space for exiting one country and entering another.  It uses simplified procedures and joint processing wherever...

Monday, January 12, 2015, 12:00 AM

Why productive sectors are key in the devt of EAC

According to Articles 105 and 111 of the treaty establishing East African Community (EAC), productive sectors are the basis for the livelihood of the people of the region as they directly address the problem of low productivity, unemployment and food security in the region. The sectors...

Monday, October 13, 2014, 12:00 AM

EAC states can overcome land-lockedness

Three land-locked EAC Partner States(Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda) continue to face a number of challenges that are a stumbling block to export promotion.  Areview of the exports and imports trends shows that the region imports more than it exports to the rest of the world. These constraints...

Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 12:00 AM

EAC needs to diversify financing mechanisms

The Treaty establishing the  EAC provides that; “The budget of the Community shall be funded by equal contributions by the Partner States and receipts from regional and international donations and any other sources as may be determined by the Council.” Currently, the budget of the...

Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 12:00 AM

Let’s mainstream regional integration in national policies

In East African Community, the integration process began with the Partner States signing and acceding to the EAC Treaty, after which a number of protocols have since been signed. Directives and decisions have also been adopted by the Summit of Heads of State and the Council of Ministers. However...

Thursday, January 16, 2014, 12:00 AM

Online reactions to the article ‘Agriculture minister clarifies use of chemical fertilisers’

Editor,The Agriculture Minister should know that developed countries are now facing health problems due to chemical use in agriculture. An example is resistance to drugs, thereby leading to complication of treating  diseases.The main environmental problem associated with fertiliser use is...

Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 12:00 AM

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