Ministry of East African Community Affairs is a Government Ministry responsible for coordinating the country affairs with those of the region in East Africa.
Ministry of East African Community Affairs is in charge on behalf of Uganda in this integration process of the East African Community (EAC). These are countries which have come together to form a community that is on course to integrate various Government services and international relations protocols.
The EAC is the regional intergovernmental organization of the Republics of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, the United Republic of Tanzania, and the Republic of Uganda, with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.
Through an Agreement known as a Treaty was signed to establish the East African Community on 30 November 1999 and entered into force on 7 July 2000 following its ratification by the original three Partner States – Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
The Republic of Rwanda and the Republic of Burundi acceded to the EAC Treaty on 18 June 2007 and became full Members of the Community with effect from 1 July 2007.
Ministry of East African Community Affairs is mandated to:
• Coordinate National input into the implementation of the East African
Community (EAC) Customs Union, Common Market, Monetary
Union, and the forthcoming Political Federation;
• Coordinate the harmonization of EAC Sector based activities, policies, projects and
• Liaise with the Public and Private Sectors, Non-Governmental Organizations,
Civil Society, and other stakeholders on East African Community matters;
• Maintain and enhance linkages between EAC organs, Institutions, and
Uganda Ministries and Institutions
A Minister of East African Community Affairs is charged to provide political leadership to this Ministry. Currently the Minister of State Ho, Shem Bagaine is carrying out this responsibility
2nd & 9th Floor, Postel Building
Plot, 67/75 Yusuf Lule Road, Kampala
P.O. Box 7343, Kampala, Uganda.
General Telephone +256 0414 340100
Telephone +256 0414 348171