Geingob to attend SADC Summit from Saturday

22 Apr 2015 12:50pm
WINDHOEK, 22 APR (NAMPA) – President Hage Geingob will lead a high-powered delegation to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Extra-Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government this weekend.
The six-day summit is scheduled to take place from 25 to 30 April in Harare, Zimbabwe.
The Namibian President will be accompanied by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, as well as other senior Government officials.
This was announced by Marbeline Mwashekele, the Deputy Director of Information and Research in the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation in a media statement availed to Nampa on Wednesday morning.
The summit will amongst others deliberate on the SADC Industrialisation Strategy and Implementation Plan, which seeks to engender major economic and technological transformation at national and regional level.
In addition, this strategy aims to accelerate the growth momentum and enhancement of comparative and competitive advantages of the economies of the SADC region.
Another matter on the agenda is the review of the Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP).
The RISDP is a comprehensive 15–year strategic roadmap which provides the strategic direction for achieving SADC’s long term social and economic goals.