Vice President Mbumba (second right), Abdul Rahman Harruna Attah (extreme right), Salamatu Yakubu (second left), Head of Chancery, Ghana High Commission and Isaac Kingsford Dsane, CEO of Hype UP Ghana, Interim Organizer of G-NFA (extreme left).
The Vice President of Namibia, Dr. Nangolo Mbumba, recently received a delegation of the Ghana-Namibia Friendship Association (G-NFA).
The delegation, led by Alhaji Abdul-Rahman Harruna Attah, immediate-past Ghana’s High Commissioner to Namibia, and also chairman of the association, was in Windhoek to interact with a number of institutions and individuals on the association’s planned projects and programmes.
Dr. Mbumba expressed delight at the formation of the association and pledged his support.
He spoke enthusiastically about his love for Ghana, declaring that “I am a Ghanaian.”
The Association presented him with a copy of its constitution and appealed to him to be a patron, which he accepted.
The Association, formed late last year, is to “create a community between the peoples of the two countries and impart members with fond memories that will last a lifetime.”
As a not-for-profit organization, it aims to foster people-to-people relations by complementing the efforts of the two governments in promoting cultural, commercial, technical and educational exchanges and in addition, promoting friendships between traditional leaders, students, scholars, engineers, scientists, sports people and actors in the many sectors of human endeavour.”
In Windhoek, the delegation held meetings with Air Namibia, which recently resumed flights to Ghana, Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR), Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI), Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture and individual stakeholders.
Isaac Kingsford Dsane of Hype UP (Ghana) is the interim organiser of the Association.
There is a small but vibrant community of Ghanaians in Namibia made up mostly of professionals.
The delegation has since returned home.