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SADC discusses sluggish ecomonic recital

PRESIDENT Lungu (centre) confers with his Zimbabwe counterpart Emmerson Mnangagwa (right) and Zambia’s Minister of Home Affairs Stephen Kampyongo on the sidelines of the SADC Heads of State Summit in Windhoek yesterday. PICTURE: EDDIE MWANALEZA/STATE HOUSE

KASUBA MULENGA, Lusaka
THE usually steamy weather did not inhibit several African leaders from convening in the Tanzanian city of Dar es Salaam to attend the Southern African Development Community (SADC) 39th summit recently.
Ululation interposed by song, dance and drum-beating characterised the precincts of the ostentatious Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre by various entertainment clusters as SADC heads of state and government arrived for the summit on August 17 this year.
Host President John Magufuli was on hand to welcome the southern African leaders as they arrived for the meeting, which mainly focused on the economic performance of member States over the past few years.
SADC executive secretary Stergomena Tax went through leaders a catalogue of obstacles to the desired economic performance of members of the regional assemblage.
“The macro-economic position of our region remains critical for the realisation of goals that we have set for our region. CLICK TO READ MORE

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