Prime Minister says new Africa needs inclusive leaders who must understand that inclusivity spells unity, peace and development, exclusivity spells conflicts, wars

Prime Minister Dr Hage Geingob says the new Africa needs inclusive leaders who must understand that inclusivity spells unity, peace and development, while exclusivity spells conflicts and wars.

Geingob said whilst lecturing at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, United States of America yesterday that whenever you leave out one side, one race or one class, you are inviting wars and conflicts, adding that the wars and conflicts they have been seeing all over are caused by that element of somebody feeling that he/she is not part of that system.

The Namibian premier was invited to lecture during the university’s Centennial Dean’s Distinguish Lecture Series under the theme National Leadership and Organisation versus Transactional Leadership and Organisation.

He said Africa must now have processes, systems and institutions in place in order to be transparent and allow opposition parties to be part of the system, because when the election results come out, they are not going to question the outcome.

He hailed great African leaders such as founder and original freedom fighters Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana and Julius Nyerere of Tanzania, who fought for the political independence of Africa.

Geingob described them as transactional national leaders who brought about independence and freedom of Africa.

He said Africa now has to think of having transformational leaders for Africa – leaders to transform their countries’ economies by empowering the people who were left out.