Local DRC community urges Tshisekedi to work on SADC visa

27 Feb 2019 17:40pm
WINDHOEK, 27 FEB (NAMPA) – The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) community in Namibia have urged DRC President Felix Tshisekedi to work on visas so they can travel freely around the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.
Tshisekedi met the community here on Wednesday while on a two-day working visit to Namibia, which included a meeting with President Hage Geingob at State House on Tuesday.
Some members of the DRC community raised concern over working visas within the SADC region, saying although the embassies work hard to assist them, they would like their president to help.
Summarising other issues raised by the Congolese community, who largely spoke French, Congolese pastor Aimer Bamenga said some Congolese doctors here asked the president to help improve working conditions of the doctors in that country.
“They asked for the conditions of their work to be improved back home as they have knowledge and experience that the world is benefiting from,” Bamenga said.
He further noted that Congolese students urged their Head of State to assist their parents in the home country by ensuring that they receive their salaries as most of them have not been remunerated for months.
“They are suffering to study here, therefore, their parents must be paid. Also facilitate so they can have bursaries to study abroad because the parents are not paid and the students are unable to concentrate on their studies as they are worried how they would pay for their studies and rent,” he stressed.
Also speaking to the media, Congolese national Daniels Nsombo said they are glad to have met with Tshisekedi and that the president said that DRC would have strong diplomatic relations with Namibia.
“He is happy with the Namibian president and the Namibian nation as he has seen that it is a friendly country that has welcomed a lot of Congolese,” said Nsombo.
He continued that Tshisekedi promised that he would fight the war that is destabilising DRC and work on the development of the youth as they are the riches of the country.
Tshisekedi returned to his country on Wednesday after meeting Founding President Sam Nujoma.