Gunther invites National Council members to Germany

Minister-President, Daniel Gunther, President of German Bundesrat to the National Council who is in Namibia with a Germany Parliament delegation has invited Namibian Parliamentarians to visit Germany to become more united for a common goal.

I have decided to choose Namibia as my first official destination as it gives us an opportunity to explore potential areas of cooperation, and I also invite you to visit Germany to learn from us, he stated.

Gunther made these remarks during his parliamentary address on Tuesday here in the National Council (NC) adding that unity between the two houses of review will spearhead various cooperation from where Namibia should benefit.

He said Germany through cooperation agreements and partnerships continues to assist Namibia in various ways adding that it requires the full involvement of the two governments consistently.

Our mutual cooperation deserves continuous concerted efforts that ensure that Namibian develops its policies for the betterment of its citizens and strengthening of your developmental objectives as a country, he stated.

Acknowledging the delegation, the Chairperson of National Council, Margaret Mensah-Williams said it is a special moment for Namibian law makers to be visited by such a higher delegation of law makers including students since the two House represent the states or regions at national level.

She pointed out socioeconomic development matters at grassroots level such as, capacity building for Members of Parliament (MPs), water supply, housing, sanitation, education, conservation, human-wildlife conflict, amongst others.

She further pointed out the role played by parliament's long standing reconciliatory stance when it comes to the highly sensitive issue of the genocide of 1904 to 1908.

The same sentiments were echoed by fellow Namibian parliamentarians saying Germany is the main aide to Namibia's developmental cooperation since independence in 1990 adding that such opportunities should be received with both hands.

The Bundesrat is one of the five constitutional organs of the Federal Republic of Germany, representing as a second parliamentary chamber.

The last visit of a President of the Bundesrat to Namibia dates back to 1996 followed by a visit of the Chairperson of NC of Germany in 1997.

The delegation visited Namibia from 13 July and ends on 18 July.

Source: Namibia Press Agency