Malawi’s President Chakwera to Head SADC From August 2021
Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera will from August 2021 lead the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the region currently facing some global challenges like security threats and the novel Covid-19 pandemic.
The news was disclosed on Monday at the 40th SADC Ordinary Summit which was virtually hosted by President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi of Mozambique being the Chairperson of the bloc.
President Lazarus Chakwera has welcomed the news saying Malawi will benefit a lot from the community saying there is a need for immediate solutions affecting the community.
"We have so many many challenges in our region. But we able leadership of President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, we will deal with them. Having said that, I am inviting all members of the community to the 41st Ordinary Summit to take place in our country,” said President Chakwera in his acceptance speech.
At the Summit, Chairmanship changed hands from President of Tanzania John Pombe Magufuli to President of Mozambique Filipe Jacinto Nyusi.
Zodiak Online monitored the meeting from Malawi’s Capitol, State House in Lilongwe, where most Heads of State and Government shared problems affecting their countries and Covid-19 being the main issue.
"Covid-19 has affected our economies, And promotion of trade to benefit our people should be enhanced,” said Nyusi.
New Heads of State and Government including Malawi’s Lazarus Chakwera and Lesotho’s Moeketsi Majoro were unveiled to the 16 member community.
Before wrapping up the meeting, a communiqué was read where it was announced that members will ensure there is peace in counties where they are security threats among other problems.
DRC, Mozambique are some of the countries experiencing an unstable political situation.