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Presidency not amazed by Venaani’s open letter to Geingob

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The Presidency has labeled Popular Democratic Movement (PDMs) McHenry Venaani’s open letter to President Hage Geingob as ‘another sorry demonstration of an attention-seeking and lightweight approach to opposition politics.’In the open letter on Wednesd…

The Presidency has labeled Popular Democratic Movement (PDMs) McHenry Venaani’s open letter to President Hage Geingob as ‘another sorry demonstration of an attention-seeking and lightweight approach to opposition politics.’

In the open letter on Wednesday Venaani called on the Head of State to recall Defence minister Peter Vilho in order to allow for an impartial investigation into the corruption allegations against the defence minister, his ministry, and its subsidiary company, August 26.

The Presidency in a media statement availed here Friday responded that: “It is regrettable that the leader of the official opposition in attempts of self-elevation always seeks to claim easy victories and clumsy publicity by grafting the name of the president in public statements in the form of open letters and social media comments.”

It also said Venaani only addresses Geingob through direct correspondence when it comes to matters pertaining to his benefits as a leader of the official opposition.

Effective governance is not a lesson that the President will wait to receive from the PDM president who according to the statement has scant exposure to governance.

“Within the framework of effective governance, President Geingob will continue to act decisively and dutifully against corrupt activities, based on the clear understanding that corruption deprives Namibians of service delivery,” reads the statement.

It went on to say that Geingob is not concerned about accolades but is entirely focused on the strategic task of serving all Namibians in line with the oath of office as enshrined in the Namibian Constitution.

Source: Namibia Press Agency