A Malawian lady Mary Catherine Nkosi has been appointed by the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) into its four member committee of Elders, it has been announced.
News about the appointment of Nkosi who retired as Deputy Governor at Malawi’s Central Bank last year was made public by the Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs George Nkondiwa, who indicated that the appointment is also an honour to Malawi.
Comesa is the largest regional economic organization in Africa, with 19 member states and a population of about 390 million.
It has a free trade area with 14 member states, and launched a customs union in 2009.
Other than Malawi, there is also Burundi, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sudan, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe in the bloc.
The current chairperson is Joseph Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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