Cabinet has approved that the Inter-Ministerial Committee for the Repatriation of persons of Namibian Descent is maintained and its mandate is extended for a period of two years to 2021/2022 and 2022/2023.
In a media statement issued yesterday, the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology indicated that cabinet has directed the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation to formally request the Republic of Botswana to provide information with regard to the number of people and their households that want to be voluntarily repatriated to Namibia.
Furthermore, based on the outcome of the seventh Extraordinary Meeting of the Board of Governors of the African Development Fund held on 05 March 2021 virtually, cabinet noted that the Governments of Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg and Sweden have expressed their willingness to provide the special Temporary Callable Capital, in view of the current difficult economic and financial environment and the need for the African Development Fund (ADF) to maintain its AAA (high-level creditworthiness) rating.
“Cabinet took note of ADF’s timely response to the COVID-19 pandemic, through the establishment of the Crisis Response Facility, which leveraged the Fund’s resources, to support Regional Member Countries’ efforts to address the social and economic crisis,” the statement reads.
Cabinet also approved the ratification of the Agreement on Cooperation between Namibia’s Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation as well as the Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters between the Republic of Namibia and the Russian Federation.
Source: Namibia Press Agency (NAMPA)