The East African community is set to finalize plans for a common visa for the region. This would be a boon to tourism in the region as it will offer tourists the opportunity to visit various parts of East Africa.
The visa will also serve as a boon for innovation as it will facilitate the establishment of businesses focusing on business process outsourcing and other enterprise models that can take advantage of the ease of labour migration and employment across borders.
THE East African Community is finalising plans for a single destination visa that will offer tourists to the region an opportunity to visit different parts of East Africa.
“Deepening EAC integration requires an environment that is peaceful and stable to promote investment and trade in the region. Internal conflicts of whatever form, be they conflicts over shared resources or electoral, require an intra regional mechanism that is privy to the context of the region and the conflict itself,” said Dr Sezibera, Secretary General of the East African Community in a speech made available to the Independent East African News Agency (EANA).
The World Bank recently named the EAC as “one of the fastest reforming regions in the world” acknowledging its progress in enhancing the EAC’s business environment in the past 5 years. Intra regional trade in the region is said to have risen to about 23% of the total value of experts and is the highest among African regional economic communities.
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