THE German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr Gerd Müller, is expected in Namibia this week on a three-day official visit.
In a press statement issued today, the German Embassy in Namibia noted that Müller, who will arrive in the country on 29 August, will start his visit meeting with the Speaker of the National Assembly, Peter Katjavivi.
He will also meet with Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila and Minister of Finance, Calle Schlettwein.
During the following days, Müller will also visit programmes supported in the framework of the German development cooperation, as well as projects in Katutura aimed at improving the living conditions in the informal settlements, amongst them Namibian start-up companies at the Bokamoso Entrepreneurial Center.
Afterwards, Müller and his delegation will travel to the north of Namibia where he will visit a training farm for climate adaptation strategies in agriculture in Mashare.
Together with the Namibian Minister for Environment and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta, Müller will officially open the newly equipped park station Buffalo in the Babwbata National Park.
The new park station was funded with German support.
On the way to Katima Mulilo, he will meet with representatives from conservancies an the Ministry of Environment and Tourism and from non-governmental organisations.
Before his departure to South Africa on 2 September, Müller will travel to the coast where he will visit the port of Walvis Bay as well as a research project on the Benguela Current supported by the German Ministry for Environment.