WINDHOEK: A delegation from the Namibian Catholic Bishops’ Conference headed by its Archbishop and president, Libolius Ndumbukuti Nashenda paid a courtesy call on President Hifikepunye Pohamba on Wednesday.
The President welcomed the delegation to State House, saying their request for an audience with him came at the right time as his office is busy arranging the annual meeting with local church and community leaders, political parties and non-governmental organisations.
Speaking to members of the media after a closed-door meeting which lasted almost three hours, the Secretary-General of the Namibian Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Thomas Manninezhath said the purpose of the courtesy call was to inform the Head of State about how the Roman Catholic Church is engaging with the education and health sectors in Namibia.
Archbishop Nashenda also used the opportunity to, on behalf of the Roman Catholic Church in Namibia, express condolences to Pohamba, the Government and people of Namibia for the death of Education Minister Dr Abraham Iyambo.
Iyambo passed away on Saturday while in London in the United Kingdom on official duty.