MINALOC shared with them the country’s long journey of state rebuilding, administrative structures, Local Economic Development, with more emphasis on the decentralization process, community empowerment and citizen participation, rural transformation, and social protection.
According to MINALOC, the delegation commended huge progress made by Rwanda in just 25 years after the tragic events of Tutsi Genocide in 1994, and thanked the Government of Rwanda for opening doors for them, and to exchange experiences with Namibia.
The parliamentarians study tour follows, the visit of President Paul Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame to Namibia towards the end of August 2019 for a three-day state visit aimed at promoting bilateral relations.
Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame concluded the visit to Namibia, with the two countries expressing renewed commitment to strengthen bilateral cooperation and increase opportunities for their people.
Speaking at a State Banquet hosted in their honor by the President of Namibia Geingob and First Lady Geingos, Kagame reiterated that Rwanda and Namibia share a lot in their history and therefore have to reinforce the cooperation.
Also during the visit to Namibia, First Lady Mrs Jeannette Kagame, First Ladies Jeannette Kagame and Monica Geingos, attended the Be Free Nation Building Public Lecture, at the Nampower Convention Centre, where they joined youth, members of government, leaders of the academia, among other stakeholders under the theme “Rebuilding the Identity of a Post-Conflict Society’.
Rwanda and Namibia enjoy cordial diplomatic relations which have seen the two sides cooperate on various matters including security.
The two countries’ Police institutions signed a Memorandum of Understanding in November 2015.