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10TH EXTRA-ORDINARY SUMMIT OF EAC HEADS OF STATE SET FOR 28 APRIL IN ARUSHA

By East African Community (EAC)
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ARUSHA, Tanzania, April 24, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The 10th Extraordinary Summit of the EAC Heads of State is scheduled for 28 April 2012 at the Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge in Arusha, Tanzania.

President Mwai Kibaki of the Republic of Kenya and Chairperson of the EAC Summit, President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete of the United Republic of Tanzania, President Paul Kagame of the Republic of Rwanda, President Pierre Nkurunziza of the Republic of Burundi and President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of the Republic of Uganda are all expected at the Summit.

At the Summit, the Heads of State will consider, among others, appointment of a new Deputy Secretary General from Uganda; renewal of contract of Mr. Jean Claude Nsengiyumva (Deputy Secretary General – Productive and Social Sectors); a report of the Council of Ministers on the proposed attainment of a Single Customs Territory; and a report of the Council of Ministers on the application by the Republic of South Sudan to join the East African Community.

Meanwhile, the 24th Extraordinary meeting of the EAC Council of the Ministers is currently underway at the Arusha International Conference Centre (AICC). The Council meeting is being held through a series of sessions which has seen the session of Senior Officials running from 20-22 April, followed by the Permanent Secretaries session from 23-24 April. The ministerial session will take place tomorrow 25 April.