Zanzibar's private sector primarily consists of micro, small & medium-sized enterprises, 88 percent of which are informal and unregistered. The private sector employs about 95 percent of the island’s labor force. However, there is little awareness among Zanzibar's private sector about the East African Community (EAC) Common Market and the potential benefits the island nation could reap from maximizing inter-regional trade through the provisions of the EAC Common Market Protocol.
In June, the Hub held a public private dialogue in Zanzibar to assess challenges to implementation of the EAC Common Market Protocol and pave a way forward.
Watch a recap of the event here:Read more