Government office bearers should be transparent

Government office bearers should be transparent and accountable to community members so that they can trust the government, President Hage Geingob said during his town hall meeting in a packed school hall at Gobabis yesterday.

He explained that in Africa and in the world today, politicians are not trusted and if they are not transparent and honest, they are stealing and are corrupt and therefore are not trusted.

The Head of State went on to urge members of the Gobabis community to identify those ministers and leaders that are corrupt and dishonest but with the specific actions that they have committed.

He advised that in difficult times such as the current drought and economic situation, it is important for Namibians to lift up their heads, hold hands and have faith in order to pull through.

Geingob further reiterated the need to root out tribalism and racism in order to build a nation with a steady foundation of trust and transparency, inclusive of all races and ethnicities.

Source: Namibia Press Agency