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    4 Jul, 2017

    SADC Executive Secretary sends condolence message to AfDB on the passing of Dr Tonia Kandiero

    The Executive Secretary of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax has sent a message of condolence to African Development Bank (AfDB) following the untimely death of Dr Tonia Kandiero who until her death, served as the Bank’s Director General for the Southern Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office, based in Pretoria, South Africa.

    In her condolence letter addressed to Dr Akinwumi Adesina who is the President of the AfDB Group, Dr Tax said the SADC Secretariat learnt with great shock and sadness the untimely death of Dr Tonia Kandiero, saying the Bank has lost one of the leading economists and development banking professionals in Southern Africa.

    Dr Tax said the late Dr Kandiero will be remembered for her hard work which saw her rise through the rank and file of the Bank to become its Director General for Southern Africa.“Her death is a great loss not only to the AfDB Group, but also to the SADC Region and Africa, as a whole,” Dr Tax added.

    Before her appointment as Director General for the Southern Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office, Dr. Kandiero served as the Bank’s Representative for Tanzania where she was responsible for managing one of the largest African Development Fund portfolios to the tune of US $2 billion.

     

     

     

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