EAC Ministry lauds restructuring

By John Oyuke

The ministry of East African Community has finalised a major reform exercise to ensure effective implementation of regional integration agenda. East African Community (EAC) Minister, Hellen Sambili said the restructuring would enable the ministry perform its functions effectively and in line with the four pillars of EAC integration.

Induction programme

Sambili made the disclosure when opening a five-day induction programme for the Ministry’s Integration Officers at the Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Services (KEPHIS) offices in Karen, Nairobi.

The induction programme is meant to deepen the officers’ understanding of the East African Community Integration Process.

Following the shake-up, the ministry has grown from a single EAC directorate dealing with all 17 areas of integration, to four directorates leading the execution of four pillars of the process.

New directorates

The new structure has created political affairs, economic affairs, social affairs and productive services and infrastructure directorates.

Sambili said the new structure also recognises the importance of legal, technical and other administrative departments in the operatinalisation of the East Africa Community Treaty, Protocols and other laws.

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