Indian High Commissioner to Namibia H.E Kumar Tuhin and Chairperson of the National Council, Hon. Margaret Mensah-Williams during a Courtesy
|Story by Rafael Hangula
The Indian High Commissioner to Namibia H.E Kumar Tuhin yesterday (Thursday 22 February 2018) paid a Courtesy Call to the Chairperson of the National Council, Hon. Margaret Mensah-Williams. The meeting looked at strengthening relationship between the Parliaments of the two countries, capacity building as well as development.
H.E Tuhin informed the Chairperson that India is in possession of very good capacity building programmes that can be utilized and strengthened for productivity in the Namibia.
Mensah-Williams welcomed the call by H.E Tuhin and assured him that she will facilitate and fast-track the process of capacity building and exchange programs. She said currently the National Council lacks adequate human resources due to the large portfolio and responsibility of the institution.
The Chairperson further briefed the Ambassador that the National Council is in the process of developing a Mobile Application, however the institution is currently struggling because the process is cumbersome. “The application aims to bring us closer to the people we serve. We would like to load things there and connect with young people,” she said.
“In terms of ICT, I would like to have a community radio established here with your assistance if it is possible, so that communities who don’t have television sets can be part of the democratic process,” said Mensah-Williams.
With regards to the country’s development she has requested the ambassador of India to assist in developing Namibia’s railway lines because although Namibia’s roads are amongst the best in the world, road accidents still continue to claim the lives of many citizens.
In his response, the Indian Ambassador said that some of the things that they can afford now can be done soon, however, regarding the railways he first has to consult back home.