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Germany supports Namibia in sustainable development

Germany supports Namibia in sustainable development

Staff Reporter

 

SINCE Namibia’s independence, the German government has supported the country’s economic, social and ecological development with various programmes and activities, thus making it one of its longstanding partners.

 

At this year’s government negotiations, Germany committed additional support of 242 million Euros (approximately N$4.17 billion) in grants and loans for bilateral technical and financial cooperation.

 

In a press statement, the Embassy of Germany, said development cooperation is an important cornerstone of the German-Namibian partnership.

 

Alois Schneider, the German delegation’s Head of the Southern Africa Division, commended Namibia for the Harambee Prosperity Plan II.

 

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Schneider said the German government fully supports Namibia’s endeavours to achieve sustainable development and inclusive green growth, with the common goal of overcoming poverty and inequality.

“The Harambee Prosperity Plan II, with its clear focus on investment, is an excellent plan for job creation, economic recovery and advancement,” said Schneider.

This includes the focal areas of development cooperation such as sustainable economic development, including private sector development, vocational training and natural resource management, as well as support to protected areas and rural communities.

He stressed the importance of inclusive and sustainable urban development, addressing the urgent need for action in informal urban settlements.

In addition, important investments in water and renewable energy infrastructure are supported to improve the Namibian population’s access to these basic services, while at the same time contributing to climate protection and adaptation.

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