Africa Review*- Few know the EAC and what it stands for: study And I quote: "Even in Arusha, some business people do not seem to be aware of the business potential in neighbouring countries, especially EAC member countries," he told an audience at the Arusha City Complex hall. Other speakers echoed his sentiments, wondering why the Arusha region authorities appeared indifferent to the presence of the EAC secretariat in the town. Critical issues Dr Firmin Nguma, a retired public servant, accused the Arusha region, district and municipal officers of distancing themselves from regional affairs. "It's unfortunate that some people here do not want to get involved in EAC matters," he said. "As a result, Tanzania has always been left behind in negotiations on critical issues on regional integration." Please read on..