Which way East African Community over funding, EPAs?
Wednesday January 4 2017
An extraordinary summit of the East African Community heads of state was held at the State House Dar es Salaam in Tanzania on September 8, 2016. PHOTO | FILE
The Heads of State Summit usually held in November was postponed to January 2017 following a request by Tanzania for time to consult on whether the EAC–EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) was viable.
The partner states are also expected to make a decision on a proposed alternative funding mechanism to reduce reliance on donors. EAC relies on donors for up to 70 per cent of its budget.