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Introduction

The Ministry of East African Cooperation (MEAC) was established in 2006, through the Presidential instrument following a decision by Heads of State of the East African Community (EAC) to establish Ministries solely responsible for EAC Affairs in their Government organization structures aimed at accelerating the region’s integration process. The said measure was the Government sign of its commitment towards enhancing EAC regional integration.
Consequently MEAC’s plays the linkage role between the Government, private sector, CBOs, people and other stakeholders on issues pertaining to EAC regional integration. For that matter MEAC facilitates and coordinates in the country as an overseer of the implementation of the EAC Treaties and its Protocols. Similarly, MEAC facilitates participation of Tanzanians in the emerging market and investment opportunities emanating from the East African Community so that the nationals can enhance their competitiveness and increase production.

Mission

To ensure effective participation of Tanzania in building a prosperous EAC while safeguarding the national interest

Vision

To have a prosperous Community in which Tanzania benefits socially and economically

Mandate

Mandate: 

  1. Implementation of East African Community Treaty and its protocols;
  2. Negotiations of East African Customs Union, Common market, and Political Integration;
  3. Coordinate Extra-Ministerial Departments and projects under the Ministry;
  4. Performance improvement and Development of human resources under the Ministry and other government agencies falling under the Ministry
  5. Extra-Ministerial Departments, Parastatal Organisations, Agencies, Programmes and Projects under the Ministry

Functions:

  1. To facilitate, coordinate and monitor the implementation of East African Community Treaty and Protocols;
  2. To implement measures towards poverty eradication, provide policy direction and technical guidance to stakeholders in Tanzania;
  3. To coordinate and facilitate the implementation of the EAC Projects and Programmes;
  4. To facilitate the negotiations of East African Common Market, Monetary Union and ultimately Political Federation;
  5. To enhance public and private sectors participation in formulation of policies, programmes and strategies;
  6. To enhance performance and human resources development for efficient and effective delivery of services;
  7. To coordinate government agencies that falls under the Ministry
  8. To create Public awareness on EAC affairs.

Core Values

These are agreed standards of behavior by which Management and employees wish to conduct business transactions with themselves, their customers, suppliers and other stakeholders. The core values underpin the Ministry’s objectives and represent a code of behavior that will be demonstrated to all levels of the Ministry. These core values expected to steer cultural change and provide benchmarks of a culture employees of the Ministry would like to live.
MEAC forecast that at the end everybody walks the talk so that the core values are not mere rhetoric, as result they will not be just a list of statements rather will be reflected in the way the Ministry works. Therefore developed and agreed MEAC core values are listed as follows:
(i) Integrity: involves honesty and constructive challenge. This means being open and truthful in all dealings with customers, suppliers, staff and other stakeholders,
(ii) Respect for everyone: Everyone needs respect; treating people the way you would like to be treated without disrespect to authorities,
(iii) Empowerment: recognizes that, “for every pair of hands we get a free brain”. The Ministry aims at utilizing the diverse expertise and competencies of its staff through empowerment,
(iv)Accountability: taking responsibility for one’s words and actions. Taking responsibility to perform at required standards, which means participating fully in ensuring effective service delivery and demonstrating that through the production of relevant reports and documentation of how expectations by various stakeholders are being met,
(v) Customer focused: all activities undertaken must be clearly aligned or directed by the needs of the customer. It all about understands that everyone is there to serve and not to be served. This will be reflected in the way the Ministry plans, develops its objectives and how it manages performance. Customer focus will be reflected in the way the Ministry works and not in the way the Ministry talks,
(vi) Results oriented: working in pursuit of achieving set targets and goals which are focused on providing customer service.
(vii) Transparency: openness and honesty in all undertakings. It means adhering to set regulations and procedures and always working in the best interest of the Ministry.
(viii) Impartial: providing services without discriminations of any kind. It means making judgment based on facts and maintaining fairness in dealing with staff, colleagues and customers.
(ix) Teamwork: ability to work collaboratively with others. It means listening more to others and less talking, giving opportunity to others to express themselves through words, ideas and deeds. Team work means being able to deliver together as a team, taking credit and responsibility as a team.