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South Africa welcomes World Food Programme’s Regional Director

Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) received the credentials of Mr Christopher Nikoi, the World Food Programme's (WFP) Regional Director for Southern Africa

 

Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) received the credentials of Mr Christopher Nikoi, the World Food Programme's (WFP) Regional Director for Southern Africa

Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) and Deputy Minister Bheki Cele of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) received the credentials of Mr Christopher Nikoi, the World Food Programme’s (WFP) Regional Director for Southern Africa. The presentation of the credentials of Mr Nikoi took place at Deputy Minister Landers’ office on Friday 12 September 2014.
Deputy Minister Landers on behalf of Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Deputy Minister Bheki Cele and the peoples of South Africa, welcomed Mr Christopher Nikoi and his family to the Republic of South Africa. Mr Christopher Nikoi was assured by Deputy Minister Landers that the Government of South Africa will lend him and his Office, support in the WFP’s efforts to eradicate hunger, malnutrition and famine, amongst others, as well as determining the most effective ways to alleviate hunger through relief and agriculture development programmes.

Deputy Minister Bheki Cele of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF); Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO); Mr Christopher Nikoi, the World Food Programme's (WFP) Regional Director for Southern Africa and Ambassador NKM Seleka, Director: Humanitarian Affairs at DIRCO pictured during the handing over of credentials by Mr Nikoi

Deputy Minister Bheki Cele of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF); Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO); Mr Christopher Nikoi, the World Food Programme's (WFP) Regional Director for Southern Africa and Ambassador NKM Seleka, Director: Humanitarian Affairs at DIRCO pictured during the handing over of credentials by Mr Nikoi


Deputy Minister Landers expressed South Africa’s pleasure that the financial contribution the country made to the WFP, including the recent R180 million for the Lesotho project, will not only create a market for our smallholder producers, but capacitate them in terms of understanding the food security markets and trade, in particular for the emerging farmers in the previously disadvantaged communities of our provinces.
In his concluding remarks, Deputy Minister expressed South Africa’s appreciation for the work of the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) networks under the auspices of the WFP, which have an excellent track record of supporting the humanitarian community and the increasingly important role of its emergency preparedness and response strategy.
Furthermore, to support the broader objectives of the said networks, the South African Government, in view of the necessary infrastructure and industrial prowess it has, including the capacity to sustain a logistics hub, feels that there is an imperative need for the WFP to provide full support to the country’s efforts to establish the new Logistic Hub in South Africa as part of UNHRD.

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