WINDHOEK - The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Secretariat’s deputy executive secretary responsible for corporate affairs, Ambassador Joseph Andre Nourrice, was sworn in on Saturday.
Chief Justice Peter Shivute presided over the swearing-in ceremony.
Nourrice, who is from Seychelles, will be taking over from Emilie Mushobekwa whose tenure ends in October this year.
“The summit thanked her for the services rendered to the Secretariat and SADC,” according to the official communique of the SADC Summit.
Furthermore, a number of treaties were signed by the SADC member states, including the amended SADC protocol on gender and development, which was signed by Namibia and Seychelles.
“SADC member states that have not yet signed or ratified the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) agreement to do so and urged member states to expeditiously finalise the exchange of tarrif offers and pave the way for the implementation of the Tripartite Free Trade Area,” according to the official SADC Summit communiqu.