Geingob bemoans tribalism in Swapo

29 July 2020 | Politics

JEMIMA BEUKES

WINDHOEK



President Hage Geingob has challenged Swapo members to deal with the recurrent ghosts of tribalism and factionalism, which undermine party's cohesion and its ability to deliver services to the electorate.

“Some comrades are abandoning solidarity and sacrifice because they look at the Swapo in terms of what they should gain and not what they should give to the party. Membership of Swapo has always been about adhering to values and principles, and not personal advancement,” he said.

Swapo will urgently address access to decent housing, health, education and deepening inequality in Namibia, its head said.

Geingob, who last year lamented the mushrooming of informal settlements as a humanitarian crisis and declared a state of emergency around this crisis, said Swapo must “give full effect to my decision on solving the crisis in informal settlements”.

This comes in the wake of a devastating fire in the Twaloloka informal settlement in Walvis Bay, which destroyed about 150 shacks and killed a child.





“We cannot allow our people to live in such conditions. We regret the loss of life,” Geingob said on Monday in his closing speech at the party's introspection meeting held over the weekend.



Job-creation

Geingob added the introspection helped them confront the pressing issue of youth unemployment and the need for inclusion at different levels.

“Our demographics are changing and we have to expand opportunities for young people by ensuring better quality services to scholarship holders and facilities in the education sector,” he said.

He added the party's central committee and politburo will meet in coming weeks to deal with the issues raised and recommendations.

“The extraordinary congress of the party will at a later stage discuss the amendments of the rules and modalities for intra-party electoral processes. I would like to sincerely thank all of you for your robust participation in this very important meeting. Over the past three days we have been of use to Swapo, the only party we know and the only party we love.”



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