British Minister for Africa in Namibia

07 Jun 2016 07:20am
WINDHOEK, 07 JUN (NAMPA) – Britain’s Minister for Africa, the Overseas Territories and the Caribbean, James Duddridge on Monday paid a courtesy call on President Hage Geingob at State House.
Speaking to members of the media after their closed-door meeting, Duddridge said he is in the country to engage the Namibian Government in consultations to explore investment opportunities and opportunities for cooperation between Britain and Namibia.
“We had a fantastic meeting with him,” he said, adding that he is impressed by the Harambee Prosperity Plan.
The plan, launched in April this year, outlines Government's planned developmental activities for the next four years. It is based on five pillars - effective governance and service delivery; economic advancement; social progression; infrastructure development; and international relations and cooperation.
Duddridge also paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila on Monday.
The minister was accompanied by British High Commissioner to Namibia Marianne Young and other senior officials.
He is scheduled to leave the country on Tuesday.