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Newsline: Swaziland sells embassy houses in Kenya, Denmark

The Swazi government has sold its houses accommodating embassy staff in Kenya and Denmark and the proceeds have been deposited into government account held with the Central Bank of Swaziland, a cabinet minister said Friday. Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister Mgwagwa Gamedze said proceeds would be used to purchase houses for diplomatic staff in other missions. Currently, there is no one occupying the Denmark and Kenya offices as government is still in the process of recruiting staff. Explaining to members of the parliamentary portfolio committee on foreign affairs, the minister said his ministry was in the process of interviewing about 260 applicants for the vacant positions.



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