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EDITORIAL: Swapo congress to the common man

The anger and frustration amongst the Namibian people keep growing.

The realities faced by many youth, especially those who are unemployed, continue to cast a dark shadow across the country.

On various platforms, including social media, the youth highlight how vexed they are about the state of their nation. This is unsurprising, given that we live in a country with a population of only about 2.5 million, and yet it appears we cannot get to a place where everyone benefits from opportunities and economic liberation.

It boggles the mind that Namibia, with its vast resources, cannot even create enough jobs for its people. The levels of poverty are a stark reminder of the fact that we just cannot seem to get it right.

The pain and anguish of ordinary Namibians are tangible and the country has reached a tipping point in terms of political and other choices.

This weekend, those at the bottom of the spectrum have their eyes glued to the Swapo congress, praying for a just outcome.

To them, a fair congress outcome is one which produces leaders who, for once, will heed their plight and pull them from their ditch of misery.

Congress is not about power or influence. It’s an opportunity to produce bleeding-hearted, people-centric cadres who will move our nation, in its entirety, to socio-economic stardom. May the best candidates win.

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Namibian Sun 2022-11-27

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