President joins counterparts at SADC Summit

by | Aug 16, 2021 | International | 0 comments

By Pretty Manyewe

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has left the country for Malawi to attend the 41st Ordinary Summit of SADC Heads of State and Government.

The Summit will run from August 17 to August 18, 2021 in Lilongwe, Malawi with a limited number so as to observe COVID-19 protocols.

The Summit will be held under the theme “Bolstering Productive Capacities in the face of COVID-19 Pandemic for Inclusive, Sustainable, Economic and Industrial Transformation.”

The President will see the handing over of power to the President Malawi Dr Lazarus Chakwera, who will become the chairperson of SADC, from the President of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi.

During the Summit, a new SADC Executive Secretary will also be sworn in.

The Executive Secretary of SADC, Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax will bid farewell to the SADC heads of State and Government after serving for 8 years.

Among the key highlights will also be a progress check in the promoting and deepening of Regional Integration in line with SADC’s aspirations as espoused in the RISDP 2020-2030 and Vision 2050.

The President Mnangagwa is expected back into the country on August 19.

The Summit will be broadcasted live and available on DSTV Channel 295.