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Southern African Water Ministers Gather in Bulawayo to Discuss Zambezi Use

  • Sithandekile Mhlanga

Countries represented in the Bulawayo conference on Zambezi River management include Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia

Water resource Ministers from Southern African countries through which the Zambezi River flows gathered Wednesday in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, for a summit to begin on Thursday during which they are expected to establish the Zambezi Watercourse Commission governing how water from the river is used by member states.

Countries represented include Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia. Delegates have been meeting with stakeholders since Monday to prepare the conference, sources said.

Zimbabwean Water Minister Samuel Siphepha Nkomo told VOA Studio 7 reporter Sithandekile Mhlanga that the meeting addresses water issues at the level of the Southern African Development Community.

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