Namibian population too small to suffer poverty: Mbai

OTJIWARONGO; Nudo’s presidential candidate says the population of Namibia is too small for Namibians to suffer poverty and the unequal distribution of resources.

“If I am elected into power, the first thing I will do is reduce the number of Cabinet Ministers by half, and dedicate all resources to the poor,” National Unity Democratic Organisation (Nudo) president Asser Mbai said on Saturday while addressing a Nudo rally at Otjiwarongo Commando Three.

Nudo’s presidential candidate said he is disturbed by the fact that the majority of Namibians are poor, adding that only a few people in the country are enriching themselves through the country’s natural resources.

Mbai noted that Namibia has a small population of about 2.2 million people, and he does not see why such a small population should suffer from poverty.

He blamed the Swapo-Party led government for allegedly allowing corruption to increase during its leadership of the country.

He also blamed the same ruling party for allegedly creating jobs for its people and friends only.

Mbai said the establishment of the Vision 2030 was a good idea.

However, he said the Swapo-Party government’s mid-term economic systems like the National Development Plans (NDPs) and others are too slow, consequently leading to the “good” Vision 2030 also being slow.

He then urged Namibians to turn up in large numbers on 28 November this year and vote for his party, Nudo.

“I urge you to vote for me for president, and also for Nudo to have more seats in Parliament so that we can turn around the situation in this country,” said Mbai.

He promised to continue with the legacy of the late OvaHerero Paramount Chief and Nudo president Kuaima Riruako, who died in June this year.

He said Nudo is the only political party determined to bring about true peace, equality and social justice for all Namibians.

Mbai was accompanied by the founder of the People’s Democratic Movement (PDM), Joseph Kauandenge at the rally in Otjiwarongo.

Kauandenge and his followers have so far pledged their support to Nudo during this year’s upcoming Presidential and National Assembly elections.