Geingob hears pleas for development

WINDHOEK: The leaders of three Swapo districts in Windhoek expressed “hunger for development” when the party’s vice-president Hage Geingob visited them on Tuesday.

The executive committees of the Tobias Hainyeko, Samora Machel and Moses Garoeb Swapo districts informed Geingob, who is also Namibian Prime Minister (PM), about their need for development in their areas.

Geingob’s visit was aimed at finding out from the district leaders what he should do for their communities once he is elected into power, “because residents of those districts are the ones who give Swapo the most votes in the Khomas Region”.

The district leaders requested a ministry for disabled persons, saying people living with disabilities in their areas are discriminated against in many activities.

They also urged the PM to provide them with toilets in the Okahandja Park informal settlement, claiming that many people have lost their lives trying to cross the Monte Christo Road to the other side to use the nearby bushes when ‘nature calls’.

The communities also asked for roads in their informal settlements to make it easier for firefighters to reach fire incidences there.

Other needs include serviced land to build houses, electricity and water.

Responding to their requests, Geingob said he will continue to help the Namibian people enjoy the ‘fruits’ of their country, even though it might not come in one day.

He said more development will come once he is elected into power, since he is now aware of the communities’ needs.

Geingob then urged the people of the three districts to vote for him on Friday to become president.