The new Director General for Sub-Saharan Africa and Sahel in the Federal Foreign Office, Ambassador Georg Schmidt, paid a four-day introductory visit to Namibia from 13 till 16 January, 2015, to meet Her Excellency Netumbo NANDI-NDAITWAH, Minister of Foreign Affairs, other representatives of government, concerned communities, political parties, German political foundations and implementing agencies as well as civil society. A visit of the Goethe-Centre and a meeting with the Namibian-German Foundation for Cultural Cooperation, a visit to the Ondomboro cemetery in Okahandja, of the National Archive and the National Museum were also part of the programme.
Official visit to Namibia of the new Director General for Sub-Saharan Africa and Sahel of the German Foreign Office, Ambassador Georg Schmidt
Following the success of “Mama Namibia”, author Mari Serebrov, adoptive daughter of the late Herero Paramount Chief Kuiama Riruako, has written a children’s story about the Herero culture. The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany funded the printing of this publication, “Jahohora and First Day”, which was launched on Thursday, 27 November 2014, at the Goethe Centre in Windhoek.
"Jahohora and First Day": Namibian children’s book presented
An important and successful example of a German Company investing in Namibia is the Ohorongo Cement plant near Otavi by the Schwenk group. The plant provides employment for around 330 people directly and 2000 people indirectly.
Ohorongo Cement and others support Otavi community
On the 10th of November 2014 the first Condor flight arrived at Hosea Kutako airport in Namibia. Present to welcome the arrival of the aircraft in Namibia were the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Namibia, Onno Hückmann, members of the Namibian Government, representatives of Condor, captains of industry and members of the media.
Condor maiden flight arrives in Windhoek
The Financial Literacy Initiative was established to enhance financial education for individuals and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Namibia. Since its establishment in March 2012, the initiative has grown within the sector and now works with more than 50 supporters from the private, public and civil sectors with the aim of addressing and serving the needs in the area of financial literacy in a coordinated effort.
Signing of the Financial Literacy Initiative (FLI) Memorandum of Understanding on the 7th of November