Geingob pushes to mobilise resources

February 2, 2016, 8:14am

Geingob has used international platforms, summits and meetings to mobilise resources for infrastructural development in Namibia.

Recently, President Geingob attended a Summit, hosted under the theme: “2016: African Year of Human Rights, with a particular focus on Rights of Women” in Addis Abba.

Besides representing Namibia at the Summit, President Geingob also met with other leaders on the sidelines in order to mobilise resources to help aid in the war on poverty, job creation, as well as to transform Namibia into a ‘logistics hub’ in southern Africa.

President Geingob discussed various issues including continental trade and commerce with President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya and the Prime Minister of Algeria, Abdelmalek Sellal.

According to a media release from the Office of the President, President Geingob met with Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu of the International Civil Aviation Organisation.

Discussions between Aliu and Geingob, “centred around the existing series of assistance schemes Namibia benefits from by virtue of its membership of this specialised international agency but also further Human Resource development programmes available to Africa going forward.”

President Geingob also met with the Arab Bank for Development of Africa. According to the media release, “The bank will be visiting Namibia soon to explore areas of potential collaboration with Namibian entities as a first step toward funding Namibian based opportunities in future.”

At the Summit, Namibia become a third time recipient of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) Award for lowering the amount of malaria cases by 75%.