DRC President describes visit to Namibia as an honour
Thursday, February 28, 2019
DRC President describes visit to Namibia as an honour

African Daily Voice

Democratic of Congo (DRC), President Felix Tshisekedi has described his visit to Namibia as an honour stressing that he was visiting to seek support in maintaining peace in Congo, Africa News reported.

Tshisekedi arrived in Namibia for an official visit and recently held a press briefing with his host, President Hage Geingob, addressing a plethora of issues from corruption, human rights, peace and security back home.

“Namibia as a brother in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) bloc and was key to helping restore durable peace in his country in line with the general dream aimed at achieving a peaceful and developed continent,” said Tshisekedi.

Tshisekedi further highlighted that corruption, remained one of the central planks of his administration and that he was going to employ all democratic means to ensure it was in his words, eradicated.

He cited the arrest of military generals alleged to have ordered the shooting of students’ days after his investiture. He also cited the incidence of an accommodating state media – that today gives coverage to opposition activities unlike in the past.

Tshisekedi was declared winner of contested December 30, 2018 presidential polls. His victory was affirmed by the top court which dismissed a petition by the leading candidate, Martin Fayulu.

Kabila handed over to Tshisekedi on January 24, the first peaceful transfer of power since the DRC gained independence from Belgium in 1960. Namibia is the second country in the region he has visited.

His first foreign trips saw him visit, Angola then to Kenya and then the Republic of Congo. He also joined colleague heads of state at the 32nd African Union summit in Addis Ababa earlier this month.