Nesbitt bids Namibia goodbye

10 Oct 2013 16:30pm
WINDHOEK, 10 0CT (NAMPA) – The United States Of America's Ambassador to Namibia, Wanda Nesbitt bid farewell to President Hifikepunye Pohamba at State House on Thursday.
Nesbitt’s term as ambassador here has come to an end after three years of service, and she informed Pohamba that she will be leaving the country on 15 October.
She told the Head of State that it is indeed a sad day for her as she has to say goodbye to people in Namibia.
Nesbitt said she enjoyed her time in ‘this great country’, adding that “even though the country is small in population, it is doing well in terms of development”.
“I enjoyed my time here, it was a great opportunity to be in this great country,” she noted.
Pohamba expressed his gratitude on behalf of the whole country for the co-operation and assistance Namibia has been receiving from the American people, saying the country has seen a lot of progress thanks to the United States’ (US) programmes.
“We have the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA), which has made wonderful contributions to this country,” he said, adding that the MCA has worked hard on matters such as education, health and tourism.
“The MCA has built classrooms, bought books and built libraries, and these are the things we can all see and touch,” he told the outgoing ambassador.
Pohamba furthermore complimented the US for the provision of HIV/AIDS drugs, saying the medication has prolonged the health of people living with HIV/AIDS.
“Today, these people are running their own homes and living very healthy lives,” he stated.