Hon. Beatrice Kiraso, MPA is Deputy Secretary General in charge of Political Federation of the East African Community, the regional intergovernmental organisation of Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania. Prior to her appointment in 2006, Hon. Kiraso was a Member of Parliament of the Uganda National Assembly for two terms from 1996-2005. During her tenure, she was Chairperson of the Budget Committee (2001-2005), Chairperson of the Committee on Finance, Planning and Economic Development (1988-2001) and participated in the review of Uganda’s Poverty Eradication Action Plan.