namibia_flag.jpgThe visiting Namibian delegation will join the government of Zimbabwe in its National Anti- sanctions petition campaign to fight against the illegal embargo imposed by the West in retaliation to the land reform which benefitted more than 300 000 people.


The delegation which is in the country on a local government exchange programme says it will join Zimbabwe in lobbying against illegal sanctions imposed on the country by the West.


Speaking at a dinner held in Harare, Namibian Minister of Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development Cde Jerry Ekandyo announced his delegation presence this Wednesday as government launches the national anti-sanctions petition campaign.


Cde Ekandyo called for the strengthening of bi-lateral ties between his country and Zimbabwe adding that his country is in support of the stance by the Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces President Robert Mugabe of empowering his people through indigenisation.


In his remarks after the dinner Local Government Rural and Urban Development Minister Dr Ignatius Chombo  commended the stance by his Namibian counterpart in supporting Zimbabwe against Western interference in the internal political affairs of a sister country.


Namibia and Zimbabwe have strong ties entrenched in the fight against colonialism with Zimbabwe supporting SWAPO leading to that country’s independence in 1990. The Namibian delegation will be escorted to various provinces within the country to witness the successful implementation of the land reform program.