EAC integration

Burundi about to fully pay contribution arrears to EAC, Minister says

“The Government of Burundi has made a firm commitment to pay all arrears it owes to the East African Community. We still have to pay about 2% of the arrears in order to start paying the contributions for the current fiscal year,” said Isabelle Ndahayo, Burundi Minister of East African Community Affairs in a meeting she held on 18 October. She was presenting a report of activities conducted in the first quarter of the current fiscal year.

Isabelle Ndahayo, Burundi Minister of EAC affairs “We still have to pay about 2% of the arrears in order to start paying the contributions for the current fiscal year,”

She mentions the Burundi government paid about US $ 1, 7 million of arrears last week. “This shows the government commitment,” she says.In october 2018, Minister Ndahayo claimed that Burundi would pay all arrears it owed to the EAC by December.

In a letter sent on 17 January 2019 to the Burundian Minister of East African Community Affairs, Kirunda Kivijinja, Chairman of EAC Council of Ministers urged Burundi to pay its arrears of over US $ 25 million to enable the proper functioning of the community. Until June 2019, Burundi had paid US$ 408,548 membership dues, equivalent to five percent of the required dues.