Prime Minister urges opposition parties to avoid distorting history when attempting to support their ‘dishonest’ claims that ruling party has failed Namibian nation

OTJINENE: Prime Minister Hage Geingob has urged opposition parties to avoid distorting history when attempting to support their ‘dishonest’ claims that the ruling party has failed the Namibian nation.

Speaking at Otjinene on Saturday during a campaign rally for the local authority elections in Otjinene scheduled for 29 August, Geingob, who also serves as Swapo-Party Vice-President, called such statements ‘a blatant distortion of facts’ as he said Swapo has done a lot for the country since it took over at Independence in 1990.

He admitted that more still needs to be done in the health, education and housing sectors, but said some gains have been recorded in these sectors, contrary to opposition parties’ claim that no development has been achieved.

He said when peope campaign they must do so in a mature way, adding that there has been a lot of development in many areas of the Namibian economy and it will therefore be wrong and a lie to say nothing has been done.

The Swapo Vice-President urged the population of Otjinene to flock to the polling stations on 29 August ‘to bring change in leadership’ by electing leaders that best represent their interests.

Hinting at the end-year National Assembly and Presidential Elections, Geingob said it was best to vote for continuity in leadership structures to ensure that Swapo completes some of its outstanding programmes.

SOURCE: NAMPA