Time to work our socks off

18 September 2020 | Opinion

As expected by every sensible person, President Hage Geingob yesterday announced the end of the Covid-19 state of emergency whose dark cloud has engulfed the country since late March.

Like inmates released from the shackles of a maximum-security penitentiary, Namibians yesterday breathed a sigh of relief.

Such excitement is both good and bad news. For the general economy, which has been on life support for the better part of this year, the end of the state of emergency means possible recovery.

The bad news is hidden in the social and health spheres of our being. This is because government – and rightly so – will no longer police reckless behaviour of every individual that may pose danger of infection.

The focus now must be on reviving the economy. This means citizens putting their shoulder to the wheel in order to make up for lost time.

The nation's joy must lie in the endless possibilities that come with the removal of the state of emergency – and not in the fact that we are free to clown around again.

Geingob was clear in stating yesterday that if Namibians do not observe protocols necessary to defeat the virus, leading to a relapse in mass infections, he would not hesitate to reintroduce the restrictive measures.

The time has arrived for the nation to regain its greatness again, thanks in part to hard lessons learned from the state of emergency measures.

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