Posted by: africanpressorganization | 12 August 2009

EAC organises two-day consultative meetings on good governance in Burundi 17-20 August





EAC organises two-day consultative meetings on good governance in Burundi 17-20 August



BUJUMBURA, Burundi, August 12, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — It is a follow-up of series of meetings since first  good governance and regional integration conference in Dar es Salaam early this year




The East African Community (EAC) Secretariat has organized

two-day consultative meetings for the Partner States Parliamentary Committees and Civil Society Organizations in Bujumbura, Burundi between 17 and 20 August, 2009.


According to Deputy Secretary General (Political Federation), Ms Beatrice Kiraso, the meetings are geared at incorporating views and comments from the two stakeholders on the proposed EAC Draft Framework on Good Governance in the region.


The meeting is expected to bring together almost 100 delegates, including the media.


Among the highlights of the meeting will be presentations on the status of the EAC integration process and the activities to lay the foundation for a Political Federation including development of a Good Governance Protocol.  Experts will present for discussion papers on the role of Members of Parliament and Civil Society Organisations respectively in promoting Good Governance.


The meetings are part of a series of consultations with various stakeholders that began since the first conference on good governance and regional integration in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in January this year.


After the conclusion of consultations the Good Governance Framework will be signed by the Heads of State as an EAC Protocol.



East African Community (EAC)


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