President Hage Geingob has said the government understands the needs of the Namibian people for jobs, shelter, food and self-actualisation.
In his speech during the country’s 33rdiIndependence celebration on Tuesday at Outapi in the Omusati region, he said government is seized with improving the livelihoods of all Namibia’s citizens with the understanding that only through shared prosperity can peace be maintained.
President Geingob pointed out that the struggle for economic emancipation should not become a justification for fomenting of social unrest and division.
“As a free and independent nation with a history of a long and bitter struggle, we should reject any efforts to divide our citizens based on tribal, ethnic, racial, gender or religious differences. As a government committed to the improvement of the social welfare of Namibians, we will always strive to protect the fundamental rights of all and ensure that we all follow in the spirit of One Namibia, One Nation,”he emphasised.
In an ever-changing world with numerous challenges as well as opportunities and as the country navigates its course towards prosperity and a better life for all, Geingob urged Namibians to remain vigilant in order to circumvent the various obstacles that are ahead of them.
He expressed confidence that if Namibia continues to act in the Harambee spirit, the citizens will enjoy countless successes moving forward as a nation.
“Today, thanks to the blood of the brave that waters our freedom, we stand as a people free from the shackles of bondage, free from the pursuit of tyranny, free from the scourge of war. Today we stand united as one people, one, one Namibia, one Nation. Today we celebrate 33 years of unity, liberty and justice,” he said.
As a free and independent nation with a history of a long and bitter struggle, President Geingob said Namibians should reject any efforts to dividethems based on tribal, ethnic, racial, gender or religious differences.
He said government is aware of the fact that independence alone without economic emancipation will threaten the country’s hard-won peace and security. “For this reason, I outlined, in my State of the Nation Address last Thursday, that we intend to move with lightning speed to capitalise on the myriad of economic endowments we possess, in a coordinated manner, in recognition of the urgent need to create more new jobs”.