9 November 2012

Namibia: Need to Boost Trade With Angola

Rundu — The Governor of the Cuando Cubango province in southern Angola, Francisko Lopes Carneiro has urged both the Namibian and Angolan governments to establish more crossing points along the Kavango River to facilitate smooth trade between the two countries in order to boost development.

Speaking in Rundu on Wednesday in a meeting with his counterpart Kavango Regional Governor, Maurus Nekaro, Carneiro said the two countries must construct a bridge linking the two countries to boost trade. "Right now I am referring to development, not immigration issues! When I came here I had to cross the river by boat, therefore I made it a point to include this in my remarks," he said.

"At the moment, the road network and airports in Cuando Cubango are being revamped, because we want aeroplanes to take off and land safely. We are also looking at the agricultural sector and other activities that will develop the province and the country at the economic and social levels," said Carneiro.

"In line with that, we all know that the strong political ties between Swapo and MPLA date way back, therefore we should draw inspiration from our political ties to develop our countries," said Carneiro. "We came to witness the official launch of your trade fair and to show our support. We are also planning to have a trade fair in future that includes exhibitors from other countries to give them a platform to showcase their resources," he said.

"Now that the war has ended in Angola it is time for development and this can only be done by utilizing our resources," the visiting Angolan provincial governor said.

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