WINDHOEK: Members of the executive committee of the African Prosecutors’ Association (APA) today paid a courtesy call on President Hifikepunye Pohamba at State House.
The delegation was headed by its president, Prosecutor-General of the Republic of Namibia Olivia Martha Ekandjo-Imalwa.
The African prosecutors are attending the three-day 7th APA Conference and Annual General Meeting currently underway here under the theme of the conference is ‘Strengthening Institutional Capacity of Prosecuting Authorities and Agencies in Africa – Uniting Africa’s Prosecutors’.
In his welcoming remarks, Pohamba expressed gratitude and appreciation to the delegation, saying he was happy and proud when he heard that Namibia was chosen to host such an important conference of personalities from the African continent.
Advocate Ekandjo-Imalwa informed the president that African prosecutors initiated the establishment of the association for the benefit of people to secure their freedom and justice, and to ensure that Africa does not become a haven for criminals.
The National Assembly sessions for the rest of this week have been cancelled in light of the fact that Togolese President Faure Gnassingbé will be in the country on a State visit.
Gnassingbé is set to arrive in the capital this afternoon for a three-day visit.
Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Theo-Ben Gurirab yesterday said this is an important visit, hence the decision to release Members of Parliament (MPs) so that they can attend some of the meetings scheduled to take place during the Togolese President’s visit.
Some of the activities scheduled for the three days include visits to the University of Namibia (Unam)’s Neudamm Campus and Walvis Bay in the Erongo Region, where he will tour salt refineries, the Namibia Maritime and Fisheries Institute (Namfi), and Merlus Seafood Processors.
Gnassingbé is also scheduled to meet with former President Sam Nujoma, before visiting NamCot Diamonds in the capital to view its cutting and processing facilities.