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PROCUREMENT AWARD NOTICES 2021

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Yellow Card Council of Bureaux edges closer to full autonomy

The Yellow Card Council of Bureaux is set for full autonomy following the approval of the relevant legal instruments, by the Ministers of Justice and Attorneys General from COMESA Member States. In their 10th meeting conducted virtually on 29 September 2021, the Ministers and AGs approved the Charter of the Bureaux, Staff and Procurement Rules.…
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Trade experts meet to speed-up negotiations on market access

Trade experts from Member States concluded a three-day virtual meeting, Thursday 30 September2021, which reviewed progress on the liberalization of trade in services for enhanced market access under the COMESA Free Trade Area. The meeting was the 10th for the COMESA Trade in Services Committee. It received updates from Members States on the progress they…
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Zambian student invents a medicine dispenser

One of the challenges people face in developing countries is access to health facilities owing to long distances. Overcrowding by patients seeking medical assistance in the available health facilities is quite prevalent, while in some far-flung rural areas, people barely have access to health personnel. This is what inspired Billy Munyenyembe, a final year student…
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Handling of small-scale cross border traders among key topics at border staff  training

COMESA has trained its Trade Information Desk Officers (TIDOs) that serve in selected borders in the region, on how to implement the Simplified Trade Regime and ensure the minimum standards for the treatment of small- scale cross border traders are upheld. The training was conducted on 23 September 2021 as part of capacity building for…
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States urged to strengthen value chains for post Covid-19 economic recovery

Regional states should strengthen existing value chains both at the regional and global level and develop new ones to unlock the transformative potential in manufacturing and industrial sectors in COMESA. This will enable the region to fully participate in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) while keeping pace with changing production and consumption patterns…
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Sokokuu online trading platform launched

The COMFWB, Ae Trade initiative aims at promoting online trade for women entrepreneurs The COMESA Federation of Women in Business (COMFWB) in collaboration with the African e-Trade Group (Ae-Trade) have launched an online Platform Sokokuu to traders in the COMESA region. The platform will enable traders to conduct cross border trade using ICT as a…
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Youths Elected to the COMESA Youth Advisory Panel

Eleven youths from the region have been elected to the COMESA Youth Advisory Panel (COMYAP). The roles and responsibilities of the panel is to, among others, provide the COMESA Council of Ministers with direct and well-informed advice on matters relating to young people through recommendations contained in the COMYAP bi-annual reports. Representatives of the COMESA…
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Record number of women entrepreneurs attend the COMFWB trade fair

Over 200 local, regional and international businesswomen and investors participated in the 2nd COMESA Federation of Women in Business (COMFWB) annual regional trade fair that took place on 22 – 24 September 2021 in Lusaka, Zambia. The forum provided a platform for businesses to showcase innovative products and services available and the existing potential in…
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Digital Yellow Card helpdesk launched

The COMESA Regional Third-Party Motor Vehicle Insurance (Yellow Card) Scheme has launched a Digital Yellow Card Helpdesk System designed to track all queries reported by users. The Application which is accessible on https://yellowcardsupport.comesa.int will allow National Bureaux, Primary Insurance Companies and Motorists in member countries to channel all their queries and requests via Email, Phone…
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