Mistrust, cries of unfairness as states fall out over EAC job vacancies

East African Community offices

East African Community offices in Arusha, Tanzania. 

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What you need to know:

Proposals on way forward

  • Tanzania and Burundi say the recruitment should proceed in accordance with the Staff Rules and Regulations, 2006.
  • South Sudan and Rwanda said the recruitment process should be handled by the Commission to ensure transparency of the process and to avoid conflict of interest.

A dispute over the distribution of jobs in the organs of the East African Community (EAC), which has simmered for close to a decade, came to a head last week when the bloc’s legislative assembly blocked the hiring of House clerks, citing irregularities in the recruitment process.


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