Namibia is an example for the continent: USA
22 Feb 2015 08:40am
WINDHOEK, 22 FEB (NAMPA) The success of the 2014 Presidential and National Assembly elections proved that democracy is alive and strong in Namibia, says United States of America Secretary of State John Kerry.
Namibia's innovation and commitment to free and fair elections serve as an example for the continent, he was quoted as saying in his congratulatory message distributed by the Office of the Prime Minister on Friday.
He joined major African heads of state, African Union (AU), United Nations Security Council; Association of South-east Asian Nations (ASEAN) and other significant regional bodies to also congratulate Namibias president-elect Hage Geingob for a resounding victory in the November 2014 Presidential Election.
Kerry further applauded Namibia on being the first country to use electronic voting machines (EVMs) in Africa.
African heads of state availed themselves to work with the incoming president to strengthen bilateral, regional and international relations.
Ghanaian president John Dramani Mahama said there is hope and belief that the deep ties of friendship and cooperation which exist between Namibia and Ghana will be further strengthened under the leadership of Geingob.
Tanzania's president Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete said the resounding victory of the president-elect and that of the Swapo Party is a clear testimony of the confidence and trust that the Namibian people have in the Prime Minister and Swapo.
President of the Republic of Ireland, Michael Higgins wished Geingob success in his upcoming role as Namibia's third president.
There is hope that Geingob's term of office will mark further strengthening of relations between Ireland and Namibia, he added.