Mnangagwa meets with Zimbabwean community living in Namibia

25 Jul 2019 19:30pm
WINDHOEK, 25 JUL (NAMPA) – Zimbabweans who have acquired skills or have been exposed to skills outside their country should consider returning home to contribute to the task of growing and modernising it, Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said.
He made the call in the capital on Thursday during a meeting held with a group of close to 100 Zimbabwean nationals living or working in Namibia.
Addressing the meeting, Mnangagwa called on those living in the diaspora to be good ambassadors of their country and to invest back home.
“Rebuilding, growth and prosperity of our country is everyone’s responsibility [including] everyone at home,” he said.
He added that the relations between Namibia and Zimbabwe are growing stronger and stronger, while relations between Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states and the current leadership are positive and conducive for further growth and cooperation.
Mnangagwa made the same call during his maiden visit to Namibia in January 2018, where he met with the Zimbabwean community, asking them to return home and rebuild their country’s economy.
Mnangagwa is on a three-day State visit to Namibia, which seeks to consolidate the good relations that exist between the two countries with a greater focus on economic cooperation.
He said the visit is a result of an invitation extended to him by President Hage Geingob.
The Zimbabwean president is expected to commission the new dry port facility at Walvis Bay on Friday, which will reduce the trade distance to Zimbabwe from the American and European continents.