Germany government has announced a new commitment to the East African Community (EAC) to support higher education and training for future journalists and media professionals.
Germany makes available a financial contribution of 14 million Euros in support of the Graduate School of Media and Communications (GSMC) of the Aga Khan University, a recently established Centre of Excellence for media education in East Africa.
The education and training programme of the GSMC will have a strong regional focus and will foster a diverse array of media leaders, enterprises and institutions that will be distinguished by high standards of competence, ethics, professionalism and social responsibility.
Furthermore, Germany has also committed a first tranche of 10 million Euros to the ‘Trans boundary Water Supply and Sanitation Programme’ in order to contribute to improved water and sanitation infrastructure in selected EAC border towns.
The programme will be implemented with the Lake Victoria Basin Organisation (LVBC) of the EAC as Project Executing Agency.
Speaking at a ceremony held during this week, the Secretary General of East African Community Dr Richard Sezibera said the signing demonstrates the strong partnership between the EAC and the Federal Republic of Germany.
He applauded Germany for its commitment and consistent support towards EAC Project and Programmes. Sezibera affirmed EAC’s readiness to continue close cooperation with the Federal Republic of Germany.