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EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY'S NEW SECRETARY GENERAL PLEDGES TO BOOST ECONOMIC INTEGRATION

10/06/2024 12:18 PM

DAR ES SALAAM (Tanzania), June 10 (Bernama-Xinhua) -- Newly appointed Secretary General of the East African Community (EAC) Veronica Mueni Nduva, announced her priorities: strengthening economic integration, fostering innovation, promoting entrepreneurship, creating jobs, and ensuring peace and security.

A statement by the EAC headquarters in Tanzania's northern city of Arusha Saturday said Nduva stated her priorities shortly after she was sworn in during the 23rd extraordinary meeting of the EAC heads of state Friday.

In a Sunday interview with Xinhua, she said that her tenure will be dedicated to promoting deeper integration and development of the people of East Africa.

Nduva, EAC's first woman secretary general, said advanced social development will also be a priority for her, with special attention being given to empowering women and youth, who are the backbone of society in the region.

Nduva replaced Peter Mathuki, who was recalled by the Kenyan government in March 2024 and redeployed as the country's ambassador to Russia.

The EAC is an intergovernmental organisation composed of eight countries, namely the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda, and Tanzania. 

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