Subsequently, he said, KEPSA puts agricultural transformation as a priority area for spurring national growth, and would always continue to collaborate with the Agricultural Society of Kenya (ASK) and other sector players to ensure sustainability of its growth.

Speaking at a luncheon hosted by KEPSA at the showground, East African Community Principal Secretary, Betty Maina described shows and trade fairs as perfect forums through which citizens could be sensitized on the EAC integration process.

Ms Maina, who was the Chief Guest on the EAC Day,  noted that regional trade statistics indicated that 22 per cent of EAC Partner States’ trade was with each other, a clear indication that the regional bloc was achieving its objective of promoting trade among the Partner States.

Similar sentiments were echoed by the EAc Deputy Secretary General in charge of Political Federation, Charles Njoroge, who praised the growth of agricultural trade within East Africa.

The PS and other guests had earlier visited several exhibition stands at the show ground, among them the State Department of EAC Integration, Egerton University, State Department of Trade, Kenya Railways and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, among others.