WINDHOEK: Zambian First Lady, Dr Christine Kaseba-Sata jetted into the Namibian capital yesterday afternoon for the 5th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights.
The conference is being hosted by the Namibia Planned Parenthood Association (NAPPA), and runs from today to Friday.
President Hifikepunye Pohamba will officially open the continental conference today.
Namibian First Lady Penehupifo Pohamba, senior Government officials, Zambian High Commissioner to Namibia Wendy Sinkala, and Zambian nationals living in Namibia received Kaseba-Sata at the Eros Airport.
The conference will interrogate the status of sexual health and rights in Africa, and in particular focus on women, girls and adolescents.
Over N.dollars 50 000 has been pledged for the upgrading of the road between Okahandja and Ovitoto to bitumen standards.
The pledging took place during the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of three bridges over the Bobbejaan, Niehaus and Swakop rivers on that road yesterday.
The Ovitoto Development Committee (OvDC) prompted the contributions, and pledged N.dollars 3 000 towards Phase Two of construction, which involves the upgrading of the road to bitumen standards.
The patron of the OvDC, Ernst Tjitendero said the tarring of the road will increase the accessibility of health facilities, especially the transportation of patients to clinics by ambulances or other vehicles.
Tjitendero thus called on commercial farmers, the private sector, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and international partners to establish ties which would contribute to the upgrading of the road to bitumen standards.