SADC boss calls for mainstream of regional aspirations in local government

Lawrence- Tax
Lawrence- Tax

Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states have been urged to mainstream the developmental aspirations at local government level to leverage strong, inclusive and sustainable economic growth.

The SADC executive secretary, Dr Stergomena Lawrence-Tax remarked yesterday that, though local governments are seen as critical players in implementation and achievement of the SADC Development Goals (SDG), this happens albeit at a snail’s pace.

Addressing the Commonwealth Local Government conference, which started on Tuesday in Gaborone, Lawrence-Tax said not mainstreaming regional objectives has led to lack of implementation and lowered achievement. 

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