Namibia’s political independence will be meaningless without the economic independence: Hage Geingob

BEIJING: Prime Minister Hage Geingob says Namibia’s political independence will be meaningless without the economic independence the country is currently yearning for.

He told participants from China and Namibia during the opening ceremony of the Namibia-China Forum that while the country held a strong and credible political freedom record, more still needs to be done before Namibia – just like any other developing country – could claim economic independence.

As such, Namibia has shifted its focus from the West as potential economic development partner, and is now looking East.

Geingob said China has a lot to offer Namibia in the manufacturing, construction, information technology and agricultural industries as these are some of China’s leading economic sectors.

The days of looking towards Europe and the West for development co-operation are gone. As one of the fastest-growing economies, China has a lot to offer Namibia.

SOURCE: NAMPA