Geingob to attend SADC summit in Swaziland

28 Aug 2016 15:00pm
WINDHOEK, 28 AUG (NAMPA) – President Hage Geingob will leave for Swaziland on Monday to attend the 36th Ordinary Summit of Southern African Development Community (SADC) Heads of State and Government.
The summit is the policy-making institution of SADC, responsible for the overall policy direction and control of functions of the community.
The two-day summit will be held in Swaziland capital city, Mbabane, under the theme ‘Resource mobilisation for investment in sustainable energy infrastructure for inclusive SADC industrialisation and for the prosperity of the region’.
The SADC regional water strategic plan is expected to be launched during the summit, which commences on Tuesday.
A public lecture by former president of Tanzania, Jakaya Kikwete is also expected to take place, while heads of the African Development Bank and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa will also deliver statements at the summit.
Geingob will be accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah and Minister of Finance, Calle Schlettwein.