President Hage Geingob of Namibia has called for increased economic cooperation between Ghana and his country for the benefit of their people.
He said currently, the level of trade between the two nations was low, hence, the need to move the relations to a higher trajectory. President Geingob made the call when he made a stopover in Accra and after attending the 70th United Nations General Assembly summit in New York.
He was received by Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur at the Jubilee Lounge of the Kotoka International Airport.
Dr Geingob was elected President of Namibia by an overwhelming margin of 87 per cent of the vote on November 28, 2014 and sworn in as President on March 21, 2015. Namibia's economy is driven by agriculture, tourism and mining. The country is rich in minerals such as diamonds, uranium, gold, silver, and other base metals.
President Geingob also stated that Ghana was a peaceful country and felt at home and that informed his decision to make a stopover in Accra. He said Ghana has a great history on the African continent in terms of Pan-Africanism and the liberation struggle.
He said Namibia and Ghana have had a long standing excellent political relationship and now much more was needed to strengthen the relationship in terms of trade and investment.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur called for the setting up of a permanent joint commission between the two countries to enhance trade relations. He expressed the need for African countries to also enhance economic development and governance.