RB participates in presidential think-tank discussion

KampalaPresident Rupiah Banda Sunday afternoon participated in a ‘think-tank’ discussion with other Heads of States and Government attending the Smart Partnership Movement Dialogue currently underway in the Ugandan capital, Kampala.

The dialogue that lasted several hours was held behind closed doors at the prestigious Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort situated on the shores of Lake Victoria.

President Banda who is accompanied by first lady Thandiwe Banda, Finance Minister Situmbeko Musokotwane and other Senior Government officials proceeded into a discussion forum with other Heads of State and Government soon after arrival in Uganda.

This year’s conference is being held under the theme ‘Towards smarter globe-The Smart Partnership Way for realizing socio-economic transformation through regional integration

Other heads of state and government participating at the dialogue include the host President Yoweri Museveni Yahya AJJ Jammeh of Gambia, Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania, King Mswati III of Swaziland. Others are Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and Malaysian Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib.

The First Lady, Thandiwe Banda also joined other first ladies on the sidelines of the conference and participated in a dialogue dubbed “Transformation-The vital role of First Ladies and Spouces.”

Former First lady Maureen Mwanawasa is also in attendance.

President Banda is later this evening expected to handover the Chairmanship of the Smart Partnership Movement .

He will  also  deliver  a key note speech during a cocktail party,  detailing Zambia’s accomplishments for the movement during its tenure as chair.


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