DPM represents Pohamba at Malawi Summit

16 Aug 2013 07:30
WINDHOEK, 16 AUG (NAMPA) – Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Marco Hausiku will attend the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Summit in Lilongwe, Malawi on behalf of President Hifikepunye Pohamba.
African Heads of State and Government in the southern African region plan to meet during a two-day SADC Summit on Saturday and Sunday.
Due to other commitments, the Namibian president is unable to attend the summit, and delegated the task to Prime Minister Dr Hage Geingob, who in turn delegated it to his deputy, Hausiku.
Geingob is currently on sick leave.
During the summit, leaders will look into the progress made, as well as the change of leadership of SADC from one country to another.
The summit will also see Mozambique, which is currently holding the chairmanship of SADC, hand it over to Malawi. At the organ level, the chairperson of the organ is now going to change from Tanzania to Namibia.
Leaders will also discuss the progress report on regional security and political and economic relations between member states.
Hausiku left for Malawi on Friday morning, and is expected back on Monday.