District Leaders Sensitized on the National Policy on East African Community integration

Monday, April 10, 2017

Masindi District has been challenged to harness the tourism potential that exists inorder to benefit from the available market potential

This was revealed during a senstization meeting organised by the East African Community held with the objectives of presenting the sector goals and intervention strategies for implementation by Masind iDistrict .Magada Julius Wandera the State Minister for East African Community challenged leaders in Masindi to mainstream the East African agenda in the District plans and budgets and play the role of growth and development of the Regional economy through the promotion of free trade and provide an enabling environment for the existing markets.

District leaders were tasked to ensure the strategies in the East African Community integration are implemented.

The people of Masindi were encouraged to produce goods and services to meet the Regional demand and also address issues of quality of products, uniqueness that collaborate with partners states in addressing issues like removing barriers to Regional integration.

The National Policy on East African Community Integration is meant to create harmony and harness synergies in areas of market access, competitiveness and joint decision marking and collaboration the people of Masindi should effectively participate in the integration process and benefit in terms of welfare, economic growth and general development.

The Policy is also focused on the people, competitiveness, private Enterprises development, removing barriers to regional integration, promoting peace and stability and addressing cross cutting issues such as gender, environment and people with disabilities.

The meeting was attended by the District Chairperson; Byaruhanga Cosmas noted that the structures in place need to be streamlined in order for the people to harness the available opportunities