….as he is set to handover SADC Chairmanship to DRC
By Staff Writer:
President Lazarus Chakwera has said he believes that the country has benefitted a lot in the one year he has been chairman of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC).
Chakwera made the remarks on Tuesday morning at Kamuzu International Airport on departure for this year’s 42nd SADC Conference in the Democratic Republic Of Congo where he is set to handover the Chairmanship.
DRC president Felix Tshisekedi is scheduled to take over from Chakwera.
Briefing members of the press before departure, Chakwera said in the one year he has been Chairman, Malawi has benefitted a lot in the areas of infrastructure Development, industrialization as well as peace and security.
“It has been a good challenge. Malawi has experienced a greatest number of SADC meetings at almost every level taking place in this country.
“We have seen things to deal with more integration, more industrialization, more resilience, more peace and security and what we need to do together to advance as a region,” said Chakwera.
Meanwhile Chakwera says he is confident that he has achieved all what he was tasked to achieve as SADC Chair.
“I have achieved almost all what I wanted to achieve during these difficult times. We have remained united as a bloc and I hope this is going to continue as I hand over the SADC Chairmanship to DRC,” said Chakwera.
At this year’s summit heads of state are set among other things discuss how best SADC economies can promote industrialisation through Agricultural Transformation and Mining.
Chakwera took over the SADC Chairmanship from his Mozambican counterpart Felipe Nyusi last year.
Among other things during his term as SADC Chair, Chakwera facilitated SADC’s intervention in the ongoing unrest in Mozambique’s region of Clabo Delgado.