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Kenya’s Nduva sworn in as EAC new boss

Tuesday, June 11th, 2024 02:30 | By
East African Community (EAC) Secretary General Veronica Mueni Nduva
East African Community (EAC) Secretary General Veronica Mueni Nduva. PHOTO/Print

The new East African Community (EAC) Secretary General Veronica Mueni Nduva has committed to promote deeper integration and development within East Africa.

Nduva who took the oath of office last week at State House in Juba, Republic of South Sudan outlined her key priorities, which include strengthening economic integration to foster innovation, entrepreneurship, and job creation, as well as enhancing peace and security.

“Your Excellencies, in promoting peace and security, a secure East Africa is the foundation upon which we can build lasting prosperity,” she said.

As the first female Secretary General of the EAC, Nduva noted that her focus will be on advanced social development, particularly empowering women and youth, who she described as the backbone of society in the region.

Infrastructure development is also a significant priority on her agenda. She stressed the need for innovative financing solutions and strengthened public-private partnerships (PPPs) to advance this sector.

Nduva was sworn in during the 23rd Extra-Ordinary Meeting of the EAC Heads of State, held virtually and chaired by Salva Kiir Mayardit, the Chairperson of the Summit and President of South Sudan.

 “To promote climate resilient growth, we will continue addressing the pressing challenges of climate change collectively as a region,” she said.

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