president namibia envoy2 24.08.11.pngA special Namibian envoy has delivered a special message to the Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Robert Mugabe requesting technical assistance to deal with floods affecting the north-west part of Namibia.

The special envoy of Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba paid a courtesy call on President Mugabe at the Zanu PF headquarters in Harare.

Speaking after delivering his message, the special envoy who is Namibian Minister of Transport and Works, Mr. Erkki Nqhimtina revealed that some parts of Namibia are under floods and the country requires expert assistance from Zimbabwe.

Asked if Namibia is showing clear signs of climate change, Mr. Nqhimtina said the technical experts the country is requesting are expected to research and come up with answers to the flooding problem, adding that some communities affected by the floods are not reachable as roads have been destroyed.

The special envoy also told the President that at this time of the year which should be summer, Namibia is also experiencing extreme cold with some parts snowing while rain is continuously falling in the desert.

Heavy flooding has to date displaced more than 38 000 people and destroyed homes and crops as well as roads and other infrastructure in Namibia.

The Namibian government declared the floods a national emergency on 29th March this year.