British High Commissioner to Namibia, Her Excellency, Katie Airey (left) with the Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Prof. Peter Katjavivi
|Story by George Sanzila
British High Commissioner to Namibia, Her Excellency, Kate Airey paid a courtesy call on Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Prof. Peter Katjavivi yesterday to discuss a wide range of issues among them the implication of BREXIT for Common Wealth countries after Britain leaves the European Union.
The two are of the opinion that Commonwealth countries should have a strategy in place in order to emerge stronger post BREXIT.
Hon. Katjavivi further implored the British High Commissioner to relook at the terms of reference for the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, a charitable organization meant to enrich the lives of citizens across the Commonwealth. Namibia’s classification as an upper middle income country often disadvantages the country from funding programmes.
He however commended parliamentary cooperation that exists between the two legislatures. “We have a vibrant relationship and the British Parliament has been involved in a training programme for our MPs through CPA. They will once again be arriving on the 8th of April for another training”, noted the Speaker.
The Speaker is further concerned about the looming power crisis in the country noting that there is an urgent need to look at alternatives such as the Kudu gas project and solar energy if the country aspires to be energy self-sufficient. He noted that parliament will soon play its part by holding consultations with stakeholders in the energy sector to find a lasting solution to the energy crisis.