Namibia, Kenya sign development cooperation agreement

18 Mar 2016 11:10am
WINDHOEK, 18 MAR (NAMPA) – Agriculture and Water Forestry (MAWF) minister, John Mutorwa and Kenyan High Commissioner to Namibia Isaac Gatitu Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on co-operation development.
The agreement between the two countries is an establishment of cooperatives as a tool for development in areas like capacity building, exchange of technical expertise and the promotion of income generating activities.
Mutorwa said Kenya has made an immense contribution to the co-operative movement on the African continent.
According to the agriculture minister, 142 co-operatives are registered in Namibia with a membership of 28 000.
These co-operatives have benefited in tailoring, sewing, livestock marketing, small-scale mining, seed multiplication and ploughing services.
The high commissioner noted that Kenya would grow the co-operation movement as it plays a key role in economic emancipation and development in Africa.
Therefore, Namibia will also benefit in capacity building and training of Namibian students in Kenyan colleges.