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    20 Feb, 2019

    SADC Council of Ministers to meeting in Windhoek, Namibia

    The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Council of Ministers meeting will be held on 15 and 16 March, 2019 at the Safari Court Hotel and Conference in Windhoek, Namibia.

    Hon. Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of Namibia, will in her capacity as the current Chairperson of the SADC Council of Ministers host the meeting.

    The Council of Ministers oversees the functioning and development of SADC, and ensures that policies and decisions are implemented. The Council consists of Ministers from each of the 16 Member States; usually from the Ministries responsible for Foreign Affairs and International Relations, Economic Planning or Finance, and meets twice a year in March, and August.

    During the two days, the Ministers will discuss issues of regional importance; consider a number of strategic documents and receive reports on the implementation of the priority areas of the revised Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan 2015-2020 (RISDP). Council will also review implementation of the 38th SADC Summit whose focus is on “Promoting Infrastructure Development and Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Development”,thedecisions from the last council, and approve the SADC Secretariat’s budget for the year 2019/2020.

    The SADC Council of Ministers, will be preceded by the meeting of the SADC Standing Committee of Senior Officials on 11th March 2019, and the meeting of the Finance Committee on 12th March 2019.

    Media Accreditation Application

    Members of the media who will be covering the meetings are invited to apply for accreditation by filling out the application form from the website www.mict.gov.na and submitting to the following contacts in the Directorate of Media Affairs in the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology in the Republic of Namibia.

    The form should be completed and returned together with the following documents:

    1. Completed media accreditation form;
    2. Copies of your passport indicating your name, passport number, date and place of issue and expiry date
    3. A list of equipment with serial numbers

    And be sent to:

    Ms. Hendrina Fillipus or Ms. Asteria Ndjendja

    Ministry of Information and Communication Technology Tel: +264-61-283 2668/2055 Fax: +264-61-230170

    E-mail Addresses: Hendrina.Fillipus@mict.gov.na and Asteria.Ndjendja@mict.gov.na

    Media Programme

    DATE

    ACTIVITY

    MONDAY: 11 MARCH

    STANDING COMMITTEE OF SENIOR OFFICIALS

     

     

    Welcome Remarks by Ambassador Selma Ashipala-Musavyi, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation in the Republic of Namibia and Chairperson of the Standing Committee of Senior Officials

    Council family photograph

    18.00 – 20.00

    Reception hosted by the Chair of Chairperson of the Standing Committee of Senior Officials

    TUESDAY: 12 MARCH

    MEETING OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE

    THURSDAY 14th MARCH

    ARRIVAL OF MINISTERS

    FRIDAY: 15th MARCH

    OPENING CEREMONY OF THE COUNCIL OF   MINISTERS MEETING

    07:30-08:00

    Media arrival and set up

    0830 - 0840

    Welcome Remarks by SADC Executive Secretary H.E. Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax

    Welcome by Hon. Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of Namibia and Chairperson of the SADC Council of Ministers

    Council Family Photo

    1700 - 1800

    Press Briefing by Hon. Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of Namibia accompanied by the SADC Executive Secretary H.E Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax

     

    SUNDAY: 17 MARCH

    AFRICAN PEER REVIEW MECHANISM MINISTERIAL BRIEFING

    MONDAY:18 MARCH

    DEPARTURES

     

    For more, please follow: 

    Enquiries:     

    Barbara Lopi, Head of Communication and Public Relations, SADC Secretariat, email prinfo@sadc.int or telephone +267 3951863

    Issued by the Communication and Public Relations Unit of SADC Secretariat

     

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