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Cyclists in 5th Great African Cycling Safari flagged off in Arusha

Cyclists in 5th Great African Cycling Safari flagged off in Arusha

The 5 th edition of the Great African Cycling Safari (GACS) was Monday flagged off at the East African Community (EAC) Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania…

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The 5 th edition of the Great African Cycling Safari (GACS) was Monday flagged off at the East African Community (EAC) Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania by the EAC Deputy Secretary General in charge of the Productive and Social Sectors, Christophe Bazivamo.

The GACS is an annual bicycle tour to showcase the East African Community in all its beauty, multiplicity, and reflecting the cultural diversity of the people living in the East African region.

Youths from across the EAC Partner States join this cycling event to take the EAC integration process from the level of abstract policy making in government offices to the people at the grassroots level to show that integration is alive and beneficial to all citizens.

This year’s safari started on 1 st August, 2022 in Mombasa, Kenya, reaching Arusha in Northern Tanzania within just one week. During the tour, participants camp in villages in the evenings, eating meals together with the local communities, bringing the benefits of regional integration closer to the people and sharing the EAC experience and its opportunities with the citizens.

The tour of 2022 has three key aims: promoting the goals of the EAC; promoting trade and tourism across the Community, and; mitigating challenges posed by climate change.

Flagging off the cyclists, the Deputy Secretary General hailed the cyclists for their efforts in complementing initiatives by the Secretariat to create awareness on the integration process.

The DSG said that the Great African Cycling Safari was an excellent opportunity to market the EAC integration to its actual owners, […]

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