The visiting Namibian Governor of the Kavango East region, Dr Samuel Kaveto Mbambo says his country has a lot to learn from Zimbabwe’s food security initiatives and its broad-based empowerment programme in the mining sector, where youths have been given a chance to benefit from mineral resources.

A 35-member Namibian delegation from the Kavango East region is in the country on an official visit which will see the team tour some of the productive firms and training institutions in Mashonaland west province.

The team, which is being hosted by the office of the Minister of Mashonaland West  Provincial Affairs has since toured Zagrinda fruit processing factory in Norton, Pickstone Mine and Art Corporation’s Kadoma Paper Mills .

Dr Kaveto Mbambo told reporters after the tour that the visit is meant to tap into the Zimbabwean experience in terms of food security and value addition, reforms in the mining sector in relation to artisanal mining and to learn how best his country can derive value from its waste, as is the case with Kadoma Paper Mills.

The Minister of State for Mashonaland West Provincial Affairs, Cde Faber Chidarikire expressed hope that the visit by the Namibian team will open up opportunities for trade in products from the province.

The delegation is also interested in technical knowledge transfer in a number of fields.

The Namibian team is also  expected to tour Gwebi College of Agriculture, Seedco plant, Highbury Estate in Mhangura and Chirundu Crocodile Farm before winding up its tour of Mashonaland West Province.

Namibian Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mrs Balbina Daes Pieenar is part of the team.