GPS draws its mission and vision from the COMESA overall mission and vision as well as COMESA Principles as articulated in Article 6 of the Treaty.
To promote peace, security, stability, and enhanced democratic governance in the COMESA region through effective national and regional institutional mechanisms and structures.
COMESA seeks to become a fully integrated internationally competitive regional economic community within which there is economic prosperity demonstrated by high living standards of its people with political and social stability within which goods, services, capital and labour move freely across national geographical borders. The aims and objectives of the Common Market are:-
- To attain sustainable growth and development of the Member States by promoting a more balanced and harmonious development of its production and marketing structures.
- To promote joint development in all fields of economic activity and the joint adoption of macro-economic policies and programmes to raise the standards of living of its people and to foster closer relations among its Member States.
COMESA IS GUIDED BY THE PRINCIPLES EXPRRESSED IN ARTICLE 6 OF THE COMESA TREATY
- Equality and inter-dependence of the Member States;
- Solidarity and collective self-reliance among the Member States;
- Inter-State co-operation, harmonization of policies and integration of programmes among the Member States;
- Non-aggression between the Member States;
- Recognition, promotion and protection of human and peoples’ rights in accordance with the provisions of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights;
- Accountability, economic justice and popular participation in development;
- The recognition and observance of the rule of law;
- The promotion and sustenance of a democratic system of governance in each Member State;
- The maintenance of regional peace and stability through the promotion and strengthening of good neighbourliness; and
- The peaceful settlement of disputes among the Member States, the active cooperation between neighbouring countries and the promotion of a peaceful environment as a pre- requisite for their economic development.
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