Tshisekedi meets with Geingob

26 Feb 2019 19:50pm
WINDHOEK, 26 FEB (NAMPA) – The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’s new president, Felix Tshisekedi, and his delegation met with President Hage Geingob at State House on Tuesday.
He arrived in Namibia earlier in the day for a two-day working visit.
Speaking after their meeting, Geingob said he was honoured that Tshisekedi had chosen to visit Namibia.
“We are proud to welcome a properly elected leader of the DRC,” he said.
On his part, Tshisekedi told the media his visit to Namibia is aimed at strengthening bilateral relations between his country and all Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries in order to develop Africa.
Geingob is also Chairperson of SADC.
Tshisekedi said before one talks about development, however, one must first talk about peace.
“As you know, for many years my country has been facing trouble brought in by armed groups who killed people and illegally exported our precious resources. With such conditions, it is very difficult to develop the country and that is the reason why we came to see President Geingob,” he stated.
Tshisekedi further said the fight against corruption will be a priority during his term in office.
“I will make sure to fight corruption by any means, even by democratic means, until we kick out these vices from the country,” he noted.
He further stressed that he is getting rid of former President Joseph Kabila’s government system to make way for his own system.
“Before, oppositions were not given a platform on our national television and radio, but now, even the opposition [candidate] who is still claiming to have won the elections is given a platform and not only that, he is also free to circulate the country without being threatened,” he stated.
The working visit ends Wednesday.