WINDHOEK: 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 on Tuesday 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.
Togo is in west Africa, bordering Ghana in the west, Benin in the east and Burkina Faso in the north.
It attained its independence in 1960.
Gnassingbé was elected president of the republic following the death of his father, Gnassingbé Eyadéma, on February 2005 after he ruled the country for 38 years.
The Togolese President and his delegation are expected to return to their home country on Friday.