“Regional integration, as we know, for most of our people may not mean much as a vocabulary” said Eng. Mahboub Maalim, addressing the 5th African World Business Congress and first IGAD Investment Forum 2009 held in Addis Ababa, last week.
“It is the operationalization of integration activities resulting in concrete tangible outcomes that will bring people on board,”
A technical meeting aimed at charting the way forward for IGAD regional integration agenda was held in Djibouti.
IGAD Executive Secretary, Eng. Mahboub Maalim, speaking to delegates from Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, and Uganda noted that IGAD Member States had since 1996 endeavored to pursue regional integration agenda.