President leaves for Senegal for a three-day State visit

WINDHOEK: President Hifikepunye Pohamba left for Senegal this afternoon for a three-day State visit. Pohamba’s reciprocal visit coincides with that country’s 54th Independence anniversary. Senegalese president Macky Sall was here in August last year.

Pohamba departed from the Hosea Kutako International Airport, where, as per tradition, he inspected the Guard of Honour.

The Namibian leader also handed over a letter of authority to Deputy Prime Minister Marco Hausiku to be ‘in charge’ of the government during his absence.

The country’s second-in-command, Prime Minister Hage Geingob is in Brussels, representing Namibia at the European/Africa Trade Summit which took place from Tuesday to Thursday this week.

The entire Namibian delegation is expected back on Saturday.