The 28th meeting of the Council of Ministers in charge of the affairs of the East African Community (EAC) of the member countries didn’t take place Saturday in Bujumbura as planned, “for lack of quorum” as announced by Isabelle Ndahayo, Burundian Minister to the Presidency in charge of EAc Affairs.
Established in 2000, EAC brings together Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan.
The ministerial meetings was postponed because the demanded quorum of the ministers was not reached, Rwanda and South Sudan having sent representatives, “whereas the physical presence of the ministers holding the ad hoc portfolios is obligatory”, said the Burundian minister.
The announcement of this meeting was made as of July 10 to 13, experts of the Ministries responsible for matters of EAc member of this regional integration organization, met in Bujumbura to prepare recommendations on the basis of which ministers would take decisions.
The Secretary-General of EAC, Libérat Bapfumukeko, had traveled from Arusha (northern Tanzania) to Bujumbura to take part in this ministerial meeting, now postponed to a “not yet known” period.
Source: Xinhua News Agency569