WINDHOEK: A delegation comprising members of the mining and education sectors in America on Wednesday paid a courtesy call on President Hifikepunye Pohamba at State House.
Amongst the 10-member delegation were Honorary Consul of Namibia to the State of Michigan, Kano Smith and Honorary Consul of Namibia to the State of Nevada, Victor Alan Perry.
The delegation is in Namibia to explore opportunities for investment, particularly in the mining sector.
President Pohamba expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the delegation for coming to Namibia, as well as to the two consuls for representing Namibia in the United States of America.
“I want to thank you, and I do this on behalf of the Government and people of this country, for being our representatives in your respective states in the United States of America,” he said.
President Pohamba also commended Namibia’s Ambassador to Canada based in Washington DC, Martin Andjaba, saying that he is “working hard”.
Andjaba accompanied a six-member delegation from Dundee Precious Metals Inc, headed by its president and chief executive officer Jonathan Goodman, when they called on Pohamba at State House on Monday.
The company is busy upgrading its smelter at Namibia Custom Smelters (NCS) in Tsumeb in the Oshikoto Region.
Trade and Industry Minister Hage Geingob; Foreign Affairs Deputy Minister Peya Mushelenga; Mines and Energy Deputy Minister Willem Isaaks, State House Executive Director Hinyangerwa Asheeke; and a number of other Senior Government officials were in attendance during Wednesday’s visit.