Geingob preaches national unity

President HageGeingob appealed to all Namibians to hold hands in unity to build a strong foundation for an inclusive Namibian house and to avoid instigations.

Addressing thousands of Oshikoto residents during his second town hall meeting for the Oshikoto Region at Omuthiya here on Monday, Geingob has condemned infighting that has become the order of the day in various traditional authorities in Namibia.

Why people are angry?, Geingob demanded to known, adding that although Namibia faces a severe drought, leaders should refrain from instigating farmers to move their cattle into bases of the Airforce of the Namibia Defence Force (NDF).

He was referring to the conflict between some leaders and members of the Airforce in the Erongo Region where farmers moved their cattle in the base of the force without authorisation.

We use emotional issues such as genocide and the claims of ancestral land for selfish reasons, while the real victims suffers, said Geingob.

Speaking at the same meeting, Prime Minister SaaraKuugongwelwa-Amadhila pointed out that the government has thus far raised N.dollars 99 million from foreign governments, the private companies and organisations towards the drought relief.

The foreigners are assisting us in this drought, the same way they supported us during our liberation struggle, Kuugongelwa-Amadhila told those present.

However, the Namibian premier stressed that relief food and incentives should be distributed to the needy people.

Vice-President NangoloMbumba, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah and several senior government officials also attended the meeting.

Source: Namibia Press Agency