The United States has called on Namibia and other African countries to interrogate their relationships with China in relations with their goals.
The US Ambassador to Namibia, Lisa Johnson, said the areas that needed close examination included loans and investments which China offers.
The envoy spoke at the launch of Prosper Africa, a new investment initiative of the United States’ government.
Johnson warned African countries to reject financing that is not transparent and creates unsustainable debt, or undermines their sovereignty.
The ambassador was answering questions on what makes the US investments different from those of China.
“The US and China are strategic competitors in Africa, but we think we offer a different model of partnership because the ways we do things are different.
“We are really trying to invest in sustainable investments in Africa’s future, if you look at things like Pepfar, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation that helped Namibia so much; Power Africa, where we are trying to increase access to electricity in connections and feed the future; and now Prosper Africa,” Johnson said.