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Lusaka, Tuesday, 3rd Aug, 2018: Former COMESA Secretary General Sindiso Ngwenya officially handed over the instruments of power to Her Excellency, Ms Chileshe Mpundu Kapwepwe, in a colorful send-off party held at the secretariat headquarters on 3rd August 2018.
 
The visibly happy Ngwenya thanked the new management team, Member States and Members of staff for the support rendered to him during his tenure as Secretary General for the past 10 years. The former Secretary General has served the institution for the past 34 years in different capacities, including the last 10 years being at the helm of the Secretariat.
 
“I am happy to inform you that the handover to Her Excellency, Ms Chileshe Kapwepwe, Secretary General of COMESA took place immediately after the Farewell Party that was held in my honor last Friday,” Mr Ngwenya said.
 
He added,” I would like to take this opportunity to thank all colleagues and members of Staff for the support that you gave to me and for the touching send off and words that were said about my leadership which will be eternally etched in my memory.”
 
He wished the organisation the best of success as the organisation pushes the economic and social integration agenda for the region and the continent at large.
 
“Long Live COMESA, Long Live the African Union of one People and one Destiny,” he said.