HPP to be guiding framework for UN's development initiatives


The Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPP) will continue to serve as a guiding framework for the execution of United Nations' development initiatives in Namibia.

This was said by Rachel Odede, UNICEF Country Representative in Namibia, when she bade farewell to President Hage Geingob at State House.

Odede also commended President Geingob's commitment to inclusivity as a cornerstone of nation-building and development.

The UN diplomat credits the experience she gained from serving in Namibia, which she says will be useful in Kenya and other UN member states.

Namibians given priority for employment under Green Hydrogen Programme


Qualified Namibians are to be given priority for employment under the recently established Green Hydrogen Programme.

The Programme seeks to employ professionals, experts, and enthusiasts with the aim of leveraging renewable resources and energy security for Namibia.

Green Hydrogen Commissioner James Mnyupe says the Programme envisions Namibia as a global leader in green energy production, setting an example for sustainable development worldwide.

Namibia to benefit from Algeria in various sectors


Namibia stands to benefit from Algeria's Agency of International Cooperation for Solidarity and Development.

Potential sectors for such financing encompass agriculture, education, and health.
In February of this year, Algeria unveiled a fund of N$18.7 billion aimed at financing development projects throughout the continent.

The Algerian government has outlined that the fund will particularly target projects that advance continental integration and expedite development in Africa.

Namibia's political stability continues to hold significance within SADC


Namibia's political stability continues to hold significance within SADC, particularly as several member states are preparing to conduct general elections in the near future.

President Hage Geingob and the Head of the European Union Delegation to Namibia, Sinikka Antila, discussed security concerns and strides made in some parts of the region.

As the chair of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence, and Security Cooperation, Namibia successfully facilitated peaceful general elections in Angola and Lesotho last year.

Namibia's exports to Japan lower than imports


Namibia's exports to Japan are notably lower than its imports, as disclosed by the Minister of Trade, Lucia Iipumbu.

Exports amounted to N$90 million, while imports reached N$1.4 billion.

It is against this background that Namibia and Japan signed various agreements, including one to improve the balance of trade.

A number of sectors have been identified, which could culminate in a possible joint commission of cooperation between the two countries.