Pohamba jets into Congo-Brazzaville

22 Oct 2014 08:40am
BRAZZAVILLE, 22 OCT (NAMPA) - President Hifikepunye Pohamba landed in Brazzaville on Tuesday afternoon to jointly inaugurate the rehabilitated multi-million state-of-the-art Loudima Institute of Technical and Vocational Training.
The event is slated for Wednesday at the Kitaka village.
Pohamba was received by his Congo-Brazzaville counterpart Denis Sassou Nguesso at the Maya-Maya International Aiport, where they listened to renditions of the two national anthems before greeting the line of Cabinet Ministers, diplomats accredited to Brazzaville and other senior government officials.
The motorcade then drove through the corridor made up of various cultural dancers and different bands outside the airport.
Loudima is a school in Brazzaville, which was built in 1985, specifically for Swapo children in exile.
It opened its doors to learners in 1986.
After Namibia attained its independence in 1990, the school was closed.
In order for Congo and Namibia to strengthen the already-existing bilateral ties between the two sisterly countries, the two governments decided to rehabilitate the said school by turning it into the Loudima Institute of Technical and Vocational Training.
The cost of the joint project was estimated at N. dollars 17 677 900, which was shared between the two.
Each country contributed half of that amount.
(NAMPA)
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