Appeal for investment in Lake Tanganyika Basin
Burundi President Pierre Nkuruzinza called investors from around Africa, China, Japan, Europe and India to invest in the Lake Tanganyika basin. This call was made in a conference on trade and investment held in Burundi. He highlighted existing investment opportunities in tourism, agriculture, oil, gas, transport and mining. Port infrastructure improvements were also noted for trade and logistical facilitation within EAC block, SADC and COMESA. The conference also addressed issues related to gas exploration, the state of public private partnership and the role of port in regional integration.