Energy crisis, drought overshadow SADC summit

Morupule B has failed to produce electricity for Botswana while drought has hit the Southern Africa region
Morupule B has failed to produce electricity for Botswana while drought has hit the Southern Africa region

The crippling regional electricity shortage and spreading drought are the elephants in the room as senior SADC technocrats begin a series of high-level meetings in Gaborone, in the build-up to next week’s Heads of State Summit

Yesterday, senior officials from SADC member states began deliberating sectoral issues ranging from trade, finance, infrastructure, agriculture and other sectors in various technical committees.

The Council of Ministers, which comprises foreign affairs and finance ministers from each member state, will receive reports from the technical committees, ahead of the Heads of State summit, which starts next Monday.

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