The East African Community (EAC) Heads of State will, next week, meet in Dar es Salaam Tanzania for the 19th Extra-ordinary Summit, the EAC Secretariat has confirmed.
During the Summit that starts April 19, the Heads of State, will endorse the new Secretary General to replace Ambassador. Juma Mwapachu.
Rwanda will nominate the Secretary General, while deputy Secretary Generals and a new judge of the East African Court of Justice be appointed.
Other items on the agenda include the consideration of a report of the Council of Ministers on the proposed EAC Single Customs Territory; consideration of the Way Forward on the Political Federation and a report of the Council of Ministers on the Implementation of the EAC Food Security Action Plan
According to the statement from the Secretariat, the Heads of State will highlight the EAC Climate Change Policy and consideration of a report on the Council of Ministers on the East African Development Bank
The Chairperson of the Summit, Pierre Nkurunziza, is expected to launch a book entitled “Lake Victoria Basin: A New Frontier for Development of East Africa”, by Dr. Tom O. Okurut and Dr. Calleb N. Weggoro.
Meanwhile, the 22nd Ordinary meeting of the EAC Council of the Ministers is currently underway at the Arusha International Conference Centre (AICC).
During the meeting, the Council of Ministers are expected to consider and make recommendations on several reports on regional projects and programmes being implemented by various EAC organs.