Ministers to attend seminar

08 Apr 2015 17:00pm
WINDHOEK, 08 APR (NAMPA) - Namibian Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Governors and Permanent Secretaries will participate in a two-day seminar aimed at assisting in identifying new ways to better deliver on the aspirations of the Namibian people.
The seminar commences on Thursday and will be held under the theme 'Promoting Innovative Approaches and Synergies for Sustainable Economic Growth in Namibia'.
A media statement issued by the Permanent Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Selma Ashipala-Musavyi on Wednesday said the workshop will also address some of the key governance and development issues that the incoming ministers will have to handle during their tenure.
The seminar will focus on four main areas considered to be crucial in facilitating innovation and synergies for sustainable growth and economic transformation.
Ashipala-Musavyi explained that these areas include placing Namibia's economic transformation within the context of the broader transformation agenda of the African continent, and examining the imperatives of industrialisation in Africa and in Namibia in particular.
It also includes looking at the land policy in Africa and how this could be instructive to Namibia, as well as the importance of governance and management.
The seminar will be held by the newly sworn in Government of President Hage Geingob in partnership with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), a leading Pan-African think-tank.