Town hall meetings are not for fights: Geingob

President HageGeingob said his countrywide town hall meetings are aimed for democracy and transparency and not Government fighting the public.

Addressing a full packed school hall in Gobabis on Thursday during his first countrywide town hall meetings, the Head of State said the meetings are platforms to agree and disagree by listening to one other.

I do not know why we do not believe in dialogues, we did not come here to fight, therefore come make your case without getting angry, he noted.

The purpose of the countrywide town hall meetings, the first of which was the one in Gobabis, is to directly engage with inhabitants of the various regions at grassroots level and listen to their concerns and challenges, in particular the drought situation, wellbeing and collectively seek solutions as well as provide feedback on the issues raised since the last visit on September 2015.

The Namibian leader noted that countries go to war when diplomacy fails, when people cannot meet at such platforms like human beings, therefore the meetings are aimed for the Namibian leader and his delegation to listen to Namibians in peace.

We are not your enemies; we are angry with the oppressors. Even with the Genocide why are people getting angry with the Swapo Government, we are together fighting Germans as Namibians, he noted.

He advised that elections are coming and therefore those angry with his government should defeat him at the polls during the upcoming presidential elections.

The Head of State also thanked inhabitants of Omaheke Region for showing up in large numbers at the meeting.

Source: Namibia Press Agency