Nambian President wants to see more women in government in future

SWAKOPMUND: President Hifikepunye Pohamba wishes to see more women occupying leadership positions in Government in the years to come.

Speaking during the official opening of the Heads of Mission Conference yeasterday, the Head of State said the Swapo-Party amended its constitution last year to adopt a zebra-style composition, through which men and women will occupy 50/50 per cent seats on the party’s leadership structures.

He said that whatever they do now within the party, they want it to directly or indirectly apply to government.

He added that if there are many women in parliament, then the next government will have more women as ministers and in other leadership positions, unlike the current government.

He also used the opportunity to urge political leaders to continue guarding peace in the country.

The four-day conference is held under the theme Enhancing economic diplomacy in pursuance of Namibia’s foreign policy.

Amongst other topics, it is expected to review the implementation of Namibia’s Foreign Policy and adopt other policy documents, which will further enhance the efficiency of Namibia’s Foreign Service.