The SADC Ministerial Task Force on Regional Economic Integration is meeting today in Harare, Zimbabwe, to deliberate on the Interim Report on the development of the SADC Industrialisation Strategy and Roadmap.
Comprising of the ministers responsible for Trade, Industry and Infrastructure in SADC Member States, the Task Force will submit, to the extraordinary meeting of the SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government scheduled to take place in April 2015.
The development of a SADC Industrialisation Strategy and Roadmap was mandated by the 34th Summit of SADC Heads of State and Government meeting of August 17 & 18, 2014 held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe following its adoption of the Summit Theme: SADC Strategy for Economic Transformation: Leveraging the Region’s Diverse Resources for Sustainable Economic and Social Development through Beneficiation and Value Addition”
The meeting was official opened by Hon. Pelekezela Mphoko Statement by the Guest of Honour at the opening of the Meeting of the Ministerial Task Force on Regional Economic Integration, Vice President of the Republic of Zimbabwe. It was also addressed by Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax Statement by SADC ES at the opening of the Meeting of the Ministerial Task Force on Regional Economic Integrationand it chaired Hon Michael Bimha, Minister of Industry of the Republic of Zimbabwe.
Photo: VP Mphoko, SADC ES & Minister Michael Bimha