Geingob to promote infrastructure development at AU Summit

January 26, 2016, 12:53pm


The Villager Newspaper

President Hage Geingob will promote infrastructure devleopment in Namibia at the 26th Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government  

The Session which will happen in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and will be hosted under the theme, “2016: African Year of Human Rights, with a particular focus on Rights of Women” and will take place from January 30th to 31st.

According to a media release by the Press Secretary of the Office of the President Albertus Aochamub, on Friday, January 29, 2016, President Geingob will deliver a statement at the African Heads of State and Government – CEO Investment Summit 

At the summit, government and business leaders will discuss unlocking public and private capital and the implementation of Africa’s development priorities, with a special focus on infrastructure development. Discussions will be based on the Africa Union’s Agenda 2063 which is, “a strategic framework for the socio-economic transformation of the continent.”

After this summit, President Geingob will attend a meeting of the Committee of Ten (C10) of Heads of State and Government of the African Union on the reform of the United Nations Security Council as well as a meeting of the African Union Peace and Security Council.

Through discussions with leaders as well as statements, President Hage Geingob “will use the various platforms during the African Union Assembly to mobilise resources for infrastructural development in Namibia as a catalyst in the War on Poverty; Job Creation; and transforming Namibia into a ‘Gateway’ to Southern Africa.”