CLOSING REMARKS BY HON. NETUMBO NANDI-NDAITWAH, DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER AND MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA ON THE OCCASION OF A PUBLIC LECTURE ON “DEEPENING INTEGRATION IN THE SADC: ACHIEVEMENTS, CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES” 15 AUGUST 2019, UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM, UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA.
Your Excellency, Dr. Benjamin Mkapa Former President of the United Republic of Tanzania; In the interest of time, please allow me to stand by the established protocol. Allow me to start by expressing, with a deep sense of humility, my gratitude for being invited to deliver the closing remarks at this Public Lecture. From the onset, I would like to congratulate His Excellency, Dr. Benjamin William Mkapa, Former President of the United Republic of Tanzania, the SADC Secretariat, the Uongozi Institute and the University of Dar es Salaam for this timely Public Lecture.
HANDOVER STATEMENT BY, HON. NETUMBO NANDI-NDAITWAH, THE OUTGOING CHAIRPERSON OF THE SADC COUNCIL OF MINISTERS, NAMIBIA DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER AND MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION, AT THE 39THSADC SUMMIT OF HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT, 13 AUGUST 2019, DAR ES SALAAM, UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA.
The SADC family has learnt with sadness of the tragic fuel tanker accident that took place in Morogoro, the United Republic of Tanzania, on the 10th August 2019, claiming over 70 lives and injuring many more. On behalf of the SADC Council of Ministers and indeed on my own behalf, we wish to express our deepest condolences to the Government and people of the United Republic of Tanzania, and particularly the bereaved families. We sympathize and remain in solidarity with the Government and the people of the United Republic of Tanzania during difficult moment.