Land, for god's sake

13 August 2020 | Opinion

Politicians, in their true seasonal pretence, are suddenly preaching access to land as the November regional and local authority elections draw closer.

In their mind they know that indeed land is the oxygen the nation is gasping for, and dangling this subject in the faces of the desperate masses would do them well at the ballot box.

What is clear is that politicians know too well that indeed land, which the country owns in abundance, is what every Namibian is craving, hence using it as bait for votes.

After November, good luck hearing anything about land, except leaked information about a new wave of 'connected' people getting resettlement farms.

For the benefit of the doubt, the opposition may talk about land, but Swapo shouldn't. The ruling party is in power on the promise of delivering land yet there's zero success on that front.

In fact, even the opposition has done very little to influence a shift in land policy, especially those represented in parliament where laws are made.

The politicians have no idea what it means not to have land because they have secured tracts for themselves, their children and cronies.

If politicians did not have land like the majority of the people they lead, the current myriad of excuses would fade like a fart of beans.

Truly they have no idea what people are going through, no matter how much they pretend to understand.

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