Africa must unite through people to people: Geingob

Africa must unite through people to people and not only at State levels President Hage Geingob has said.

Geingob made these remarks on Thursday here, during a courtesy visit by 20 Cameroonian women and alumnae of Saker Baptist College in Cameroon where 20 Namibian refugees were hosted to attend secondary school during Namibia's armed liberation struggle.

The group called Ex-Sakerette Student Association is visiting Namibia for the 40th reunion.

What you did is a great move that you have paved your way to come to the Southern part of Africa to renew contracts with your fellow Namibians. Africa must unite not only at Heads of State level, but people to people movement, that is the most important one, Geingob said.

He noted that the movement of Africans should be free in Africa and should be an automatic thing, adding that Africans were united when there were external enemies, however after successfully removing the oppressor Africans have looked for enemies within themselves.

We the rulers and governors must be inclusive as it spells harmony, exclusivity where somebody, tribe, community and region are left out there will be conflict. We should believe in holding hands and pull in the same directions to shape the African continent with its two different states under the African Union Charter and build it as one continent for our people as Africans, said the Head of State.

Speaking at the same occasion, the group leader Judith Foyabo Casper said the reunion with fellow Namibians sheds light on the journey of loyalty as Africans and as well as to share ideas on how best Africans in the diaspora can integrate back into the continent's economic as majority of the group members resides in Europe and America due to unforeseen circumstance in Cameroon back in the days.

Source: Namibia Press Agency