Jamaican High Commissioner bids Pohamba farewell

30 Apr 2014 11:30am
WINDHOEK, 30 APR (NAMPA) – The outgoing High Commissioner of Jamaica to Namibia, Norma Taylor Roberts on Tuesday paid a farewell courtesy call on President Hifikepunye Pohamba at State House.
Taylor is based in Pretoria, and although she has been in South Africa for quite some time, she only presented her letter of credence to Pohamba at State House last year.
In her remarks ahead of her meeting with the Head of State, she said her government had asked her to ask the Namibian Government through the president to look into the troubling visa issue between the two countries.
Jamaicans are required to have a visa when coming to Namibia, while Namibians do not require visas when entering Jamaica.
Taylor also revealed that Namibia, through the Ministry of Youth, National Service, Sports and Culture and her country are in the process of signing a Memorandum of Understanding to pave the way for cooperation in the field of education.
She said there are seven Namibian students studying sports science in her country at the moment, and apart from being athletes and coaches, there are enough faculties to allow them to have a life after athletics.
The High Commissioner’s term of office comes to an end in May, and she will return to Jamaica as a retired citizen.