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Zinduka Festival Pushes for Full EAC Integration

Mr. Liberat Mfumukeko, EAC Deputy Secretary in charge of Administration and Finance (standing), giving his keynote address on the achievements of the integration process

FC Barcelona’s official television channel, pills http://codigoweb.co/wp-includes/cron.php Barça TV is expected to air the friendly tour match pitting legends of the European giants against a selected Uganda Cranes All star team.

The revelation was made by one of the main organizers of the match, visit this site http://ceris.ca/wp-includes/class-wp-embed.php Mr. Ambrose Tashobya.
“The FC Barcelona TV will also follow the match and other activities that the legends will take part in. Barca TV has a viewership of over 400 million people and that will serve to our advantage,” he said.

The organizing committee also revealed that they are in talks with two other ‘big broadcasters’ to have the game aired around the region and continent.
“Right now we are in finalizing with two other big broadcasters. This is a big match and needs wide coverage.”

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The Barcelona legends are expected to land in the country on Tuesday 8th December before they head to tourist attractions which include the Bwindi impenetrable forests.

The match will be played on Saturday 12th December at Namboole stadium with tickets retailing at UgX 30, 000 and 150, 000 for regular and VIP sections.
In celebration of East-Africannes, http://couponsavingfamily.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack-post-images.php the East African Community (EAC) Deputy Secretary General in charge of Finance and Administration, http://datedgear.com/wp-admin/includes/theme.php Mr. Liberat Mfumukeko, graced the official opening of the third Zinduka Festival held at Sheikh Amri Abeid Memorial Stadium in Arusha, Tanzania.

He represented the Secretary General, Amb. Dr. Richard Sezibera.

Meaning “re-awakening consciousness” in Kiswahili, Zinduka brings together participants from the fields of academia, social movements, civil society organizations, media, the business community, the EAC Secretariat and East African government bodies to engage in discussions regarding East African integration.

The meeting also aims to find collaborative measures to strengthen advocacy on EAC integration for sustainable development and to celebrate the region’s rich diversity.

Reiterating on the importance of integration, which is also the theme of this year’s Zinduka Festival, Mr. Mfumukeko stressed on the need for more citizenry participation.

”This is the only way that our collective dream can be realized. Popular ownership is the foundation for a secure and sustainable East African Community,” he added.

Mr. Liberat Mfumukeko, EAC Deputy Secretary in charge of Administration and Finance (centre) in a group photo with delegates from the five Partner States

Mr. Liberat Mfumukeko, EAC Deputy Secretary in charge of Administration and Finance (centre) in a group photo with delegates from the five Partner States

The Zinduka Festival comes in time of EAC Day marked for November 30, 2015.

With 15 years of integration already under her belt, the Community was in the forefront of the Customs Union in 2005, the Common Market in 2010, the signing of the Monetary Union Protocol in 2013, as well as continuous efforts in fast-tracking the process towards an East African Political Federation.

In addition to this, in 2011, the EAC designed a Forum for the involvement of Civil Society and the Private Sector in the integration process.

“With women constituting over 60 percent of the EAC population, their role in boosting social and economic development of the Community and trade across the region cannot be overemphasized,” said Mr. Mfumukeko.

“Youth is another group that cannot be ignored. Many of our young people have brilliant and innovative ideas, and if we all should work together with them to create an environment where this potential can be fully tapped to drive growth and development,” he said.

The Zinduka Festival originated from the need for a people owned process envisaged in Article 127(3) and (4) of the EAC Treaty. Zinduka is a catalyst that compliments other ongoing as well as future efforts by state and non-state actors to build a sustainable EAC through active citizenry participation. The inaugural Festival was held between May 30 and June 1 2013 in Arusha.

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