UNECA Executive Secretary meets Geingob

09 Apr 2015 18:00pm
WINDHOEK, 09 APR (NAMPA) – The Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Carlos Lopez on Thursday paid a courtesy call on President Hage Geingob at State House.
Lopez is in Windhoek for an induction seminar for Cabinet Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Governors and Permanent Secretaries.
The two-day seminar started on Thursday and is taking place under the theme ‘Promoting Innovative Approaches and Synergies for Sustainable Economic Growth in Namibia’.
Before his closed-door meeting with the Head of State, the UNECA Executive Secretary congratulated Geingob on winning the Presidential Election in November 2014.
He applauded the president and the Namibian people in general for electing more women to Parliament, saying it is a good example to be followed by other African governments.
Lopez also used the opportunity to congratulate former president, Hifikepunye Pohamba on winning the 2014 Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership, and for the peaceful and smooth transfer of power to the current president.
The seminar is aimed at assisting in identifying new and innovative ways to better deliver on the aspirations of the Namibian people.
It will also address some of the key governance and development issues that the new Government ministers will have to handle during their tenure.
Vice-president Nickey Iyambo, Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah attended the meeting.