oa De Rebus - Using the law to strengthen good governance practices in the SADC region : SADC LA AGM

Volume 2015, Issue 557
  • ISSN : 0250-0329



This years' annual Southern African Development Community Lawyers' Association (SADC LA) conference was held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 20 to 23 August. The theme for the 16th annual conference was: 'Using the law to strengthen good governance practices and to facilitate social, economic and political transformation in the SADC region.'The conference was attended by judges, law society and Bar leaders, practitioners, government officials, members of the academia, attorneys general and representatives from regional and national civil society organisations. Delivering the opening address, President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Dr Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, congratulated SADC LA for uniting law societies and Bar associations in the SADC region. He noted that the theme of the conference was befitting, timely and relevant. He said that social, economic and political transformation was important to allstakeholders in the region, as this will foster an environment and platform that will raise investor confidence. He added: 'Raising investor confidence will ensure economic growth in the region and ensure that the region is the destination of choice for investors. This is also one of the agendas of the Tanzanian government.'

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