Courtesy Call by Deputy Executive Secretary Responsible for Corporate Affairs SADC

State House

Courtesy Call by Deputy Executive Secretary Responsible for Corporate Affairs SADC

Fri, 12 October 2018

President Danny Faure, received the Deputy Executive Secretary Responsible for Corporate Affairs for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat, Ambassador Joseph André Nourrice, at State House today.

The President, congratulated Ambassador Nourrice on this well-deserved appointment and said that this is an honour for Seychelles as he is the first Seychellois to be in this post at the SADC Secretariat.  President Faure wished him every success in his new role.

To note, President Faure witnessed the swearing-in of Ambassador Nourrice during the 38th SADC Summit, held in Windhoek, Namibia, August 2018.

During the meeting, Ambassador Nourrice thanked the President for his support and expressed his gratitude for having been given such an opportunity.

Speaking to the press, Ambassador Nourrice hopes that his presence at the Secretariat, Gaborone, Botswana will add value to what is currently happening there.

In describing his role at SADC, Ambassador Nourrice explained that his role as the person responsible for the administration of SADC at its Secretariat which includes finance, administration, and other Corporate Affairs was very important. “There needs to be accountability, good governance in all the transactions that are done because SADC is sponsored by member states contributions. So one has to ensure that the money is well spent, the transaction are transparent and the general administration of the Secretariat are functioning properly,” said Mr Nourrice.

Ambassador Joseph Nourrice has work experience spanning over the past forty years and has covered both social and economic sectors. He served as Resident High Commissioner to the Republic of South Africa and non-resident Ambassador to Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Angola, COMESA as well as Designate Ambassador to SADC.  Ambassador Nourrice has also served as Ambassador to the African Union with residence in Addis Ababa and, most recently, as Seychelles Ambassador to Havana. Ambassador Nourrice is married with three children.

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