Author: Mathews Lungu

USD 2.3 Million Project to Support DR Congo FEMCOM Chapter, as President Tshisekedi Visits Pavilion

The COMESA National Federation of National Associations of Women in Business (FEMCOM) Chapter in DR Congo has embarked on a $2,300,000 project to support women in business. Among the businesses earmarked include production and marketing of local fresh foods and smoked foods, fruits and vegetables. Others are value-added agricultural products and those involved in the…
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Adopting ICT is Critical in Post Covid-19 Trade Facilitation Programmes in COMESA Region

It’s close to two months since COMESA developed and issued guidelines for movement of goods and services across the region during the COVID-19 Pandemic. During this period, there has been a notable adherence to the guidelines and the advisories provided by World Customs Organisation (WCO) and United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) at…
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COMESA Toasts the New President of Malawi

The Chair of the COMESA Authority of Heads of State and Governments and the Secretary General have, on behalf of the regional economic block, congratulated the new President of Malawi, Dr Lazarus Chakwera for his victory in the recent presidential elections. In his message, the Chairperson, President Andry Rajoelina of Madagascar, described the Malawi Presidential…
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COMESA Kicks-off Business Process Re-engineering

COMESA has begun the process of re-engineering its business processes. Its objective is to redesign and modernize all the business processes at the Secretariat. The aim is to raise the business efficiency and effectiveness at all levels across the organization to enable optimal service delivery. The exercise begun last week led by the African Capacity…
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General Procurement Notice

The Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) has received funding from the African Development Bank (AfDB) towards funding of the Tripartite Capacity Building Programme (TCBP), phase II. The objective of the programme is to support the Tripartite Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and their Regional Member Countries (RMCs) to operationalize the Tripartite Free Trade…
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RFP – Feasibility Study for FEMCOM Headquarters Business Complex

The Federation of National Associations of Women in Business in Eastern and Southern Africa (FEMCOM) is seeking technical and financial proposals from qualified individuals, organizations and/or firms to develop a Feasibility Study for a Pre-Construction work for FEMCOM Headquarters Business Complex. FEMCOM seeks an individual, organization or firm to provide consultancy services in development the all…
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Consultancy Services to Facilitate Recruitment of Four Professional Staff Positions

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) is a Regional Economic Community comprising of 21 Africa States which agreed to promote regional integration through trade development and to develop their natural and human resources for the mutual benefit of all their peoples. The Secretariat has advertised some 4 Professional positions. The COMESA Secretariat…
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Congratulations to President Chakwera and the People of Malawi

Secretary General of COMESA Chileshe Kapwepwe has congratulated the new President of Malawi H.E. Dr Lazarus Chakwera following his victory in the recent presidential elections. “I have no doubt that during your presidency, the collaboration between Malawi and COMESA will not only be maintained but will receive a fresh impetus for the mutual benefit of…
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Small Scale Traders Receive Covid-19 Mitigation Support

Since the onset of Covid-19 in the region, COMESA and its institutions have been engaged in various initiatives to support Member States` governments responses to the pandemic at the regional level. Equally at the community level, the organization has been reaching out to vulnerable communities especially small-scale traders, with direct aid in the forms of…
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Trade in Services, the Biggest Contributor to Regional GDP: Why States should Cushion the Sector from COVID-19 Impacts

The services sector accounts for more than half of COMESA’s GDP and over a third of employment, outpacing manufacturing and agriculture sectors in terms of growth generation, income and jobs. According to a report prepared by research experts at the COMESA Secretariat, the value added by services account on average to 52.5% of the Gross…
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