The African Executive Takes Seat in East Africa

Published on 13th June 2006

Hope for More Produce in Southern Africa Region

 

Most countries in the Southern Africa region are poised for a bumper harvest this year. Almost all mainland member states of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have indicated they are likely to harvest enough maize to meet domestic requirements and, in some instances, to export to other countries. For the first time countries like Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe that have been hit by drought since 2000/2001 season said they will have enough food. Malawi expects to harvest about 2.35 million metric tonnes of the staple maize crop, up from just 1.3 million tonnes in the 2004/05 season, Zimbabwe, which has also experienced food shortages since 2001, is forecasting 1.8 million tonnes of maize for the 2005/06 season up from 550,000 tonnes in the last season while Mozambique forecasts around 2.1 million tonnes, up 10 percent on the 2004/05 output of about 1.9 million tonnes.

 

The African Executive Takes Seat in East Africa

 

The African Executive was launched yesterday (13/06/2006) at Dar es Salaam by James Shikwati, CEO The African Executive. The event that took place at New Africa Hotel attracted over 40 business people, the media and students. The magazine will also be launched in Kampala-Uganda on 16/06/2006 by Josephat Juma, Editor African Executive, at Grand Imperial Hotel (04.00-06.00pm).

 

Meanwhile Shikwati will make a presentation on The Custom Union, Common Market and Federation: What can the youth contribute and gain? at the DIRA talks in Dar es Salaam-Tanzania. The event which is organized by Tanzania Youth Vision Association in collaboration with Friedrich Naumann Foundation will focus on The Role of Youth in the EAC Federation Process.


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