Home Affairs' officials from Botswana here to learn from Namibia

03 Jun 2013 09:30
WINDHOEK, 03 JUN (NAMPA) - A contingent of officials from Botswana?s Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs arrived here on Saturday for a week-long visit to learn about registering vulnerable people in Namibia.
The Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration, Joseph Kasheya welcomed the delegation to Namibia on Monday, and urged them to feel free to explore more practices his ministry is executing such as birth and death registrations.
?It is a busy ministry, based on the activities it is mandated to carry out. It is one of the ministries close to the hearts of the Namibian population for acquiring identity documents, marriage certificates, birth certificates, death certificates and many more,? he noted.
Kasheya added that his ministry has also been getting moral and material support from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in order to carry out their activities effectively.
In 2011, UNICEF donated a Toyota Quantum vehicle to this Ministry to aid it in carrying out its duties.
Speaking at the same occasion, Botswana?s head of delegation, Michael Mokgautsi, who is the Deputy Director of Civil and National Registration there, said the main aim of their visit is to learn from their Namibian counterparts about the registration of vulnerable groups, and to share ideas.
?We decided to come and learn from our neighbour's best practices of carrying out their activities, as we have the same culture and are sharing the same border,? he stated.
The 11-member delegation will also tour the ministry's offices, and visit the Katutura State Hospital before leaving for Rundu in the north-east on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, the delegation will visit the Rundu regional offices, the Nankudu District Hospital and pay a courtesy call on Kavango Governor Samuel Kaveto Mbambo before returning to Windhoek on Thursday.
The delegation is expected to go home on Saturday.
(NAMPA)
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