Managers to meet over EA’s business environment
Posted Wednesday, February 27 2013 at 02:00
This dialogue will discuss how the remedies can be implemented to improve the region’s business environment.
East African chief executive officers are converging today in Kampala to brainstorm on how to improve the region’s business competitiveness.
The meeting hosted by the EAC secretary general, Dr Richard Sezibera, in collaboration with East African Business Council and Trade Mark East Africa, will be held at Sheraton Kampala Hotel.
In an interview with Daily Monitor, executive director EABC, Andrew Luzze said: “During the national Secretary General CEO fora, several constraints to the region’s business environment and suggested remedies were raised by the business community. So, this is an opportunity for the private sector to dialogue with the Secretary General in order to agree on some critical remedies towards improving the business environment.”
Topics of debate
Specifically, the forum intends to identify key priority constraints faced by the EAC private sector and identify remedies to the constraints.
This meeting will also specify how the remedies can be implemented in order to improve the region’s business environment.
“The forum will critically centre on what extent and how the Customs Union has been implemented; the implementation of the Common Market Protocol, especially legal and regulatory review efforts by the partner states; and the infrastructural reforms needed to increase the competitiveness of the EAC region,” Mr Luzze added.
It is expected that, at the end of the forum, a regionally agreed upon point of action will be presented to President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the chair of the EAC heads of summit.