Chakwera announces prize for Public Speaking.

Dec 13, 2021

By Linda Kwanjana & Kondanani Chilimunthaka

President Lazarus Chakwera who is also Southern African Development Community (SADC) chairman has announced the establishment of Chakwera Prize for Public Speaking. 

Speaking after paying a visit at the SADC headquarters in Gaborone (Botswana), President Chakwera said the prize will invite recorded submissions of college students across Africa, articulating their innovative ideas for strengthening Pan-African unity. 

He then recommended the Secretariat of SADC for the professionalism, dedication and commitment to the successful implementation of SADC programmes, and pledged his total support with a close working relationship in addressing institutional and political obstacles towards the SADC economic integration. 

“For my part, I pledge to support and work with you closely in addressing any institutional and political obstacles in the path of our journey towards economic integration. I pledge to push for implementation of the RISDP 2020-30. I pledge to rally support for our economic integration agenda  from international cooperating partners.” Said Chakwera in his speech as SADC chairman. 

President Chakwera said, the organization has a lot of tasks to fulfill which include increasing regional integration and development, adding that SADC has to become a United front against poverty, cross-border   crime, terrorism, civil conflict,  unemployment, and pandemic which the SADC leader described as common  enemies of the region. 

President Chakwera is expected to land home on Wednesday, December 15,2021.

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