By Ben Musanje
15th April 2021
The Minister for Finance, Planning and Economic Development Matia Kasaija has reminded Public Accountants in the regional countries to be flexible and dynamic with the global changes.
While officially opening the three days’ 3rd East African Congress of Accountants (EACOA) conference in Kampala held under the theme; Integration for Accelerated Economic Growth and Development, Kasaija says that public financial management should be prioritized and maintained for regional countries to develop.
He says that this is achieved when public accountants do research and read beyond so that they can deliver services that are fitting in the global development.
Kasaija further urges Africa countries to mandatorily plan for a new course of industrialization and economic development agenda using a platform of regional integration in order to fit in the global political and economic priorities.
However, Tanzania Revenue Authority Assistant Lecturer for Customs, CPA Ahmad Mohamed highlighted the Cross border trade challenges that are still affecting the regional integration for East African Community including road blocks, taxation, culture conflicts, fear of unknown syndrome, absence of a single currency, and non tariff barriers among others.