WINDHOEK: The President of the Republic of Togo, Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe yesterday evening said his country and its people stand with Namibia in remembrance of Namibia’s heroes.
The Togolese Head of State, who was speaking through an interpreter at a State banquet held in his honour, also paid tribute to former President Dr Sam Nujoma, who attended the event.
Gnassingbe commended and praised Namibia for its political stability and democratic system.
Meanwhile, Namibia’s President Hifikepunye Pohamba said at the same event that Namibia and Togo should do more to improve access to public services such as education, health care, housing, electricity and other social amenities.
Pohamba stressed that both Namibia and Togo are committed to the promotion and maintenance of international peace and security, adding that they both support international efforts aimed at finding peaceful solutions to conflict situations in all parts of the world.
Teachers from several schools in the Kavango Region who were furious with their regional education office over the non-payment of salaries for work done during this year’s August school holidays, have finally been paid.
The more than 92 teachers from nine secondary and combined schools in the region claimed that teachers in other regions such as Ohangwena and Oshana were apparently paid immediately after completing the five-day teaching session.
Kavango Regional Education Director Alfons Dikuua told Nampa today that all teachers were paid since yesterday.
Deputy director of education in the region, Fanuel Kapapero, earlier said teachers were paid according to hours worked, calculated at N.dollars 200 per hour.
Several affected teachers today confirmed having received their payments.
The holiday classes catered for Grade 10 and 12 learners from 27 to 31 August this year at eight selected schools in the region.