WINDHOEK: Visiting Togolese president Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe on Thursday encouraged students at the Neudamm Agricultural Campus to work and study hard as Africa cannot develop itself if it does not educate her sons and daughters.
He said too many students study abroad and this should be addressed by establishing more educational institutions across Africa.
Gnassingbe noted that the continent must fight poverty, and Africa needs to be integrated to form a big market, hence his visit to Neudamm as the first step into the right direction for Africa to feed itself.
The Togolese first citizen was accompanied by the Namibian Minister of Lands and Resettlement Alpheus !Naruseb and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Namibia (Unam), Professor Lazarus Hangula.
After the visit to Neudamm, Gnassingbe and his entourage left for Walvis Bay, where they will visit various industries in the fishing sector, the Port of Walvis Bay and the Maritime and Fisheries Institute amongst others.
The Togolese Head of State and his delegation are expected to return to their home country on Friday.