Know Our Presidents

Museveni

H.E. Yoweri K. Museveni

President of the Republic of Uganda 1986 - 2017

Kenyatta

H.E. Uhuru M. Kenyatta

President of the Republic of Kenya 2013 - 2017

Magufuli

H.E. John Magufuli

President of the Republic of Tanzania 2015 - 2017

Kagame

H.E. Paul Kagame

President of the Republic of Rwanda 2000 - 2017

Nkuruziza

H.E. Pierre Nkurunziza

President of the Republic of Burundi 2005 - 2017

Kiir

H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit

President of the Republic of South Sudan 2011 - 2017

Background

The 20th and 23rd meeting of the Council of East African Community (EAC) Ministers held in March and September 2012 respectively requested the EAC Secretariat to organise regular EAC Arts and Culture Festival in the EAC States on rotational basis.

First festival took place in Kigali Rwanda in February, 2013. Second festival took place at KICC Nairobi, Kenya between 2nd and 9th/ August, 2015.

The now branded JAMAFEST (Jumiya ya Afrika Mashariki Utamaduni) is hosted on a rational basis by each Partner State_ every two years

Uganda is slated to host JAMAFEST 2017