President to deliver last State of nation address as Head of State today

WINDHOEK: President Hifikepunye Pohamba delivered his last State of the Nation address as the Head of State and Government of Namibia in Windhoek today.

In his address delivered in the National Assembly, the Namibian leader, whose term is ending on 21 March 2015, expressed his appreciation to all lawmakers and their respective parties for the co-operation and support rendered to him as Head of State over the past 10 years.

He also called upon all people in the country to come together as one nation and embrace unity regardless of political affiliation, race, creed, colour or ethnic background to march together hand-in-hand and make Namibia stronger.

He urged Namibian citizens to bring about social justice for children, women, senior citizens, veterans of the national liberation struggle, and citizens who live in rural areas and informal settlements.

Meanwhile, Pohamba made it clear that no provocation, intolerance or violence will be tolerated either before, during or after the Presidential and National Assembly elections slated for November this year.

He said Namibians should be allowed to exercise their democratic right to elect leaders of their choice in peace and security.

He further commended the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) on the completion of the General Registration of Voters which took place from 15 January to 02 March 2014.