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 22 March 2018

Swaziland Launches National Demographic Dividend Study Report

 

 

 16th  April 2018

The Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Economic Planning and Development Mr Betrum Stewart together with Senior Planning Officer at the Ministry of Economic Planning and Development Mr Maqhawe Mnisi have Jetted out of the country to attend and participate in the 2018 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group (WB). The Meetings are scheduled to be held in Washington DC. The Spring meetings are held to discuss progress on the work of the IMF and the WB on the issues related to international economic development and finance. It is in this forum where the World Bank and IMF member states review the performance of the world economy over the past six months.The meetings also provide a forum where constituency members discuss pertinent issues affecting their respective economies and come up with strategies and plans on how best to manage their economies.

 

18 April 2018

Today the Minister of Economic Planning and Development HRH Prince Hlangusemphi accompanied by The Acting Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Economic Planning and Development Mr Siboniso Masilela Joined Her Excellency President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Tsai-Ing-wen in her visit to the Mbabane Government Hospital New OPD Building construction site.

 

MINISTRY OF ECONOMIC PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT

REMARKS BY THE HONORABLE MINISTER

H.R.H. PRINCE HLANGUSEMPHI

REHABILITATION OF MBABANE GOVERNMENT HOSPITAL PROJECT SITE VISIT

BY THE

 

REPUBLIC OF CHINA (TAIWAN) PRESIDENT

H.E. TSAI ING-WEN

Mbabane Government Hospital: Laboratory Clinic

Wednesday, 18th April 2018

9:15 a.m.

  
 
 

REMARKS

   YOUR EXCELLENCY, TSAI ING-WEN, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA (TAIWAN);

   MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA ON TAIWAN, JAU SHIEH WU;

   MINISTER FOR OVERSEAS COMMUNITY AFFAIRS COUNCIL, HSIN-HSING WU; AND MY COLLEAGUE, THE HONOURABLE MINISTER FOR HEALTH, HONOURABLE SIBONGILE SIMELANE;

   DEPUTIES & VICE MINISTERS, LEGISLATORS AND OUR DISTINGUISHED GUESTS FORMING THE ENTIRE DELEGATION OF HER EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT TSAI;

   YOUR EXCELLENCY, THOMAS CHEN, THE AMBASSADOR OF THE R.O.C (TAIWAN) IN SWAZILAND;

   YOUR EXCELLENCY, THAMIE DLAMINI, AMBASSADOR OF THE KINGDOM OF SWAZILAND IN TAIWAN;

   OFFICIALS FROM THE EMBASSY OF R.O.C (TAIWAN) AND DELEGATES FROM THE TAIWAN MISSIONS IN THE COUNTRY;

   OFFICIALS FROM OUR GOVERNMENT MINISTRIES;

   REPRESENTATIVES OF ALL MEDIA HOUSES;

   DISTINGUISHED LADIES AND GENTLEMEN

ALLOW ME TO EXTEND MY SINCERE GREETINGS TO YOU ALL ON BEHALF OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF SWAZILAND.

Your Excellency, first let me take this opportunity to express our excitement to have you as His Majesty’s and the entire Swazi Nations Guest of Honour, at this memorable time where we celebrate 50 years of independence, 50 years of His Majesty’s Birthday, and 50 years of long-standing bilateral friendship between the R.O.C (Taiwan) and the Kingdom of Swaziland, which all dates back to 1968.

Let me emphasise that the Kingdom of Swaziland remains grateful for the continuing bilateral cooperation and friendship between our two countries, committed to sustain our friendship for generations to come. The R.O.C (Taiwan) has contributed immensely in our socio-economic development endeavours for the past 50 years, like the rural electrification program, which has put our country in the forefront of the region with a 74% access to electricity.

Your Excellency, Public Health is a priority of all nations, which is also a priority of His Majesty, who instructed us to ensure that public health is presented as a focal area in the 2013-2018 Government Program of Action, targeting the increase of life expectancy and reduction of unwarranted mortalities, which emphasises strengthening our referral system and tracking mechanisms. This intervention is also aligned to Goal 3 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

This project, among others, will make a significant impact in strengthening the country’s public health referral system, in as far as health infrastructure is concerned. This up-coming state of the art out-patient department and emergency complex will accommodate all the necessary hospital departments, a majority of which were non-existent in the old structure.

I am happy to be part of your visit to this noble project site, Your Excellency, to appreciate the progress of the support we receive from your Government, to rehabilitate the Mbabane Government Hospital – Outpatient Department, which dates back to the 1920’s.

Your Excellency, as I conclude, let me once again welcome you and your delegation in the Kingdom of Swaziland, and I hope you will continue to enjoy the beautiful landscape we have. Finally, Your Excellency, let me congratulate you for being bestowed the order of the elephant, which is the highest honour in the land by His Majesty King Mswati III.

Thank You!!!

 

23rd April 2018

Today , The Minister of Economic Planning and Development Hon. Prince Hlangusemphi is Travelling with His Majesty king Mswati 111 to the Republic of Angola to attend the SADC Double Troika Summit on the Security Situation in the Region.

 

Luanda — The Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) kicked off on Tuesday morning, in Luanda, to analyse the political situation in the DR Congo, Lesotho and consolidate aspects relating to the southern Africa region, among other issues.

The SADC Double Troika meeting is being chaired by the Angolan President, João Lourenço, and also comprises the heads of State of Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, DR Congo, the King of Swaziland, the Prime Minister of Lesotho and the representative of Tanzania.

The gathering will mainly analyse the political situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Lesotho, as well as the process of consolidating democracy in southern Africa. At present, the SADC organ of political, defence and security co-operation is chaired by Angola.

 

 

                             

 

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