zim-namibia flag.jpgThe Namibian delegation on local governance has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Zimbabwe that will see local experts going to that country to offer technical assistance on management of local authorities.

The Memorandum of Understanding, (MoU) comes after the 11-member Namibian local authority delegation spent six days in the country on a fact-finding mission.

Local Government, Rural and Urban Development Minister, Dr Ignatius Chombo, commended the visit by the Namibian delegation and promised that the MoU will culminate it a Memorandum of Agreement which will see experts from Zimbabwe crossing borders to Namibia give assistance.

The Namibian delegates took time to commend Zimbabwe for its stance on resisting neo-colonialism whilst appreciating the progress on the farms around the country.

Head of the delegation, Cde Jerry Ekandyo, said Zimbabwe is the beacon of hope to the whole of Africa.

“Zimbabwe is capable of taking over the more than 400 western owned companies as evidenced by the success of the land reform programme,” Cde Ekandyo.

Govenor of Omaheke Region, Cde Laura McLeod-Katjirua said: “I was impressed with the farmers from Mashonaland West Province , their dedication towards farming is beyond reproach and as Namibia  we will draw a lot of lessons  from Zimbabwe, as we are also spearheading our own land reform  programme.”

The 11-member Namibian delegation has been in the country for a week and participated in the Launch of the National Anti-Sanctions Petition
Campaign in Harare.