Namibia to support SADC countries

07 Jun 2018 17:00pm
WINDHOEK, 07 JUN (NAMPA) – As incoming chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), Namibia has vowed to support several countries in the region in dealing with their political and security situations.
Briefing the media on Cabinet resolutions here on Thursday, Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Stanley Simataa said Namibia will continue to support SADC efforts to ensure a peaceful environment during the Democratic Republic of Congo’s elections scheduled to take place in December this year.
Simataa also explained that Cabinet has approved to send judges to assist with the clearing of the criminal justice case backlog in Lesotho.
He added that the judges will be sent according to the availability of financial and human resources, without mentioning when exactly they will be deployed.
“Namibia will continue to support SADC efforts in Lesotho through participation in the oversight committee and preventive mission by insisting on measurable progress as well as implementation of the reforms and roadmap in good faith,” said Simataa.
He further noted that Cabinet also approved to support SADC efforts in Madagascar by providing strategies on how to approach the political crisis there based on past mediation experience.
“Namibia will remain seized with the political and security situations in the region as these challenges will present during our tenure as chair,” he noted.
Namibia will assume the role of SADC-Chair in August 2018.