The East African Community (EAC),which has already completed and moved into its new headquarters in Arusha City, now wants to build staff houses as well as a shopping centre and possibly a school on the other Kisongo plot, a piece of land which the Tanzanian government had dished out to its Arusha-based secretariat along the main Arusha-Dodoma road.
Mr. Jean Claude Nsengiyumva, the EAC Deputy Secretary General in charge of Finance and Administration, recently led a group of officials to inspect the 130 acres piece of land.
The visit was aimed at re-establishing the boundaries of the land, with the view to starting processing its title deed. Once the official title deed is processed, the secretariat intends to initiate grand development projects on the land that will include staff housing scheme, international school, health centre, recreational facilities, exhibition ground and banking as well as a shopping mall.
The land was allocated to the EAC in August 2005 by president Kikwete who was then the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the plot was meant for the community’s future property expansion.