Geingob to use AU Assembly platform to mobilise resources
The President, H.E Dr. Hage Geingob, is delivering a statement on Friday 29 January at the African Heads of State and Government – CEO Investment Summit, to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
President Geingob is attending the 26th Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government, scheduled for this weekend, 30 and 31 January, which will run under the theme: “2016: African Year of Human Rights, with a particular focus on the Rights of Women”.
According to an official statement released by the presidency, the Head of State will focus on leveraging African resources to finance its development. Discussions surrounding the Summit are guided by the African Union’s Agenda 2063, a strategic framework for the socio-economic transformation of the continent.
Furthermore President Geingob, will also utilise the opportunity of the various platforms to mobilise resources for infrastructural development in Namibia as a catalyst in the war on poverty; job creation; and transforming Namibia into a ‘Gateway’ to Southern Africa’, according to the official statement.
Meanwhile, governments and business Leaders will deliberate on unlocking Public and Private Capital, critical to the implementation of Africa’s development priorities, as emphasised by the Dakar Agenda for Action of June 2014.
After his participation at the African Heads of State and Government – CEO Investment Summit, the Namibian Head of State will attend a meeting of the Committee of Ten (C10) of Heads of State and Government of the African Union on the reform of the United Nations Security Council.