Announcement

THE HIGH COMMISSION

Relations between Ghana and Namibia date back to the days of Ghana’s first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, who, as part of Ghana’s African policy, supported the Namibian liberation struggle, spearheaded by the South West Africa People’s Organisation (SWAPO). During the period of final preparations towards Namibia’s independence, Ghana joined other countries in establishing an Observer Mission in Windhoek in November 1989 to support and advise the government on developments in that country.

Ghana also contributed a police contingent to the United Nations Transition Group (UNTAG) to monitor the transition programme in Namibia. As a further demonstration of its commitment to the Namibian struggle, Ghana, at the request of the then newly-elected SWAPO government, retained a section of her police contingent to assist the newly independent country at Ghana’s own expense.

On the occasion of Namibia’s independence on 21st March, 1990, Ghana was among several countries that participated in the historic event and pledged continued solidarity with the SWAPO- led Government and the people of Namibia.

Ghana’s interest in and commitment to Namibia were again demonstrated in 1990 when she was one of the first African countries to establish a full diplomatic mission in Windhoek. Ghana continues to enjoy goodwill among the leadership as well as the people of Namibia.

Political relations between Ghana and Botswana were formalized in 1995/96 when Ghana established a Consulate in Botswana. Since then relations between the two countries have been cordial, characterized by high profile visits and cooperation on different developmental issues.

The High Commission in Namibia is concurrently accredited to Botswana. Ghana, however, has an Honorary Consulate in Gaborone that provides consular services to Ghanaians and other residents in that country.