President Samia Suluhu Hassan has donated 3 hectares of land in Arusha to the East African Business Council so that the EABC can now build its own permanent premises.
The Head of State has personally handed over an official title deed for the plot of land Number.4/2 measuring 12,355 square meters and which is located at Mateves area in the outskirts of the Arusha City.
The Chairperson of the Board, Management and Membership of the East African Business Council (EABC) expressed gratitude to President Samia Suluhu for the donation.
President Samia Suluhu presented the title deed to the EABC Chief Executive Officer, John Bosco Kalisa during a brief ceremony held at the Arusha State Lodge.
“This is a testimony of President Samia Suluhu Hassan’s great leadership and her dedication in promoting the role of the private sector as the engine for socio-economic growth in the EAC region,” says Mr Kalisa.
The follow up statement from the East African Business Council reveals that the plot of land will now enable EABC to build its permanent Headquarters in Arusha.
The Tanzanian Northern City also happens to be the headquarters of the East African Community (EAC).
At the moment, the East African Business Council is a tenant at the NSSF building which is located in the City located across river Themi from Four Points by Sheraton Hotel.
According to Mr John Bosco Kalisa, the new development entailing the EABC having its own premises will now enable the apex body to effectively execute its mandate as the voice of the private sector in the East African Region.
One of the regional business council’s mandates is advocating for a borderless East Africa when it comes to business and investments.
The EABC also promotes sustainable private sector-driven growth in the EAC region and in its statement applauded the Tanzanian Head of State for spearheading the East African Community (EAC) regional integration agenda.
“The East African Business Council is deeply committed to partnering with Tanzania to boost intra-EAC trade, industrialization, investments and job creation.”