EAC Youth and YouthLead Africa To Host Business and Investment Breakfast MeetingIsaac Nsengiyunva
A group of East African Youth Ambassadors and Youth –Lead Africa called on the Minister of State for East Africa Affairs in Uganda Hon. Ikuya James Magode. The Youth briefed The Minister on the Kampala High-Level Breakfast meeting which is slated to happen on Thursday 21st October2021 at Skyz Hotel.
Hon Ikuya accepted invitation from the Youth to be Chief Guest for the breakfast meeting. In presence was the Ministry’s Principle Gender Officer Mrs. Alarango Florence who guided the youth during the meeting.
The high-Level Business and Investment roundtable is part of a series of regional private-sector-led forums aimed at shedding light on the newly presented opportunities under the AFCFTA for meaningful participation of SMEs and youth-led enterprises in East African Community and AFCFTA Trade opportunities.
The theme of the meeting is “Unpacking the AFCFTA and the opportunities it presents for Uganda SMEs to meaningfully participate in regional and continental trade”
The breakfast meeting is a build-up to YouLead Africa Summit 2021 slated for the 8th-12th November 2021 in Arusha, Tanzania. The summit will be graced by the presence of the following EAC Heads of State while Kenya’s President H.E Uhuru Kenyatta will be Chief Guest and open the summit. H. E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni President of Republic of Uganda will deliver a Presidential address on the role of Youth in driving the EAC Political Integration.