His Royal Highness Prince Hlangusemphi, Minister of Economic Planning and Development of the Kingdom of Swaziland, who is also the new Chairperson of the SADC Council of Ministers held an encounter with the media fraternity at Lozitha Palace in Mandvulo, Swaziland on the 27th August 2016.
The event followed the meeting of Council of Ministers which took place at Lozitha Palace, on 26th and 27th August 2016 in preparation for the 36th Ordinary Summit of SADC Heads of States and Government.
The Post-Council Media Brief was intended to share the outcomes of the meeting of the SADC Council of Ministers. The SADC Council of Ministers successfully deliberated on several issues of importance to the region as espoused by the Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP). Prince Hlangusemphi said that Council noted the good progress made, and took decisions on how best to overcome the challenges faced by the region as well as on how to accelerate implementation of previous Summit and Council decisions.
He concluded by congratulating the media for their continued support in disseminating information on Pre-Summit events that have taken place so far in the Kingdom of Swaziland, such as the Diplomats briefing, the Public Lecture by His Excellency Jakaya Kikwete, former President of the United Republic of Tanzania, briefings by SADC Directors and Heads of Units; Launch of the SADC Industrialization Week and Subsequent activities, and the Senior Officials and Pre-Council meetings.