Nandi-Ndaitwah urges staff to do more with less

23 Nov 2018 15:30pm
WINDHOEK, 23 NOV (NAMPA) – Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah on Friday implored her ministry’s staff members to continue doing more with less, in light of current economic challenges facing the country.
Nandi-Ndaitwah said it is important to be mindful that productivity is not simply about doing more, but rather about focusing on what will yield greatest returns.
The minister made the call here while delivering her year-end address to the ministry’s employees.
She noted that achieving the ministry’s goals through greater productivity also requires a collective willingness to maintain a common sense of purpose, which is rooted in the recognition that the country’s success has been about merging individual and community desires to the national interest.
“I am continually impressed by the creativity and dedication of the foreign affairs family. You have made this ministry one of the best national institutions that continuously sustained good reputation over the years,” she said.
Nandi-Ndaitwah said despite these economic challenges, her ministry managed to record successes on the bilateral and multilateral cooperation front.
She said as part of the ministry’s efforts to enhance bilateral cooperation during this year, the Heads of State and Government from Angola, Saharawi, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Jamaica visited Namibia.
The minister also accompanied President Hage Geingob on State visits and working visits to China, Indonesia, Guinea, Canada and Kenya, while she hosted foreign ministers from Russia, Togo, Iran and Kenya.
On the multilateral front, the minister said Namibia successfully hosted the 38th Ordinary Southern African Development Community Summit of Heads of State and Government in the capital between 17 and 18 August.