Ugandans have been called upon to support the integration of East African Community so as to benefit from its diversified services.
While addressing the press at Serena Hotel, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of East African Community Affairs (MEACA) Ms Edith Mwanje noted that embracing the EAC would ensure more opportunities for Ugandans.
“EAC is about one cultural state, we agreed on issues like trade, one currency and oneness, people need to embrace it,” Ms Mwanje said on the sidelines of the EAC exhibition and conference at Serena Hotel where top government and private entities are showcasing their products and services.
The PS further noted that several achievements had been registered among them free movement of persons and promotion of trade.
“There is a caravan that will move across all the districts of Uganda to showcase what has been achieved by EAC. The caravan will move around Kampala today and then go on a nationwide drive,” she added.
The one-day event is aimed at sensitizing Ugandans about the EAC and participating institutions include the Bank of Uganda, Ministry of Finance, Private Sector Foundation, The East African, Uganda National Bureau of Standards and the Uganda Revenue Authority.
“We as Uganda have achieved so much under EAC and what to inform people about them,” James Ssaka, a URA official manning the institution’s stall at the exhibition, said.