President Geingob: More needs to be done

President Hage Geingob has called on all Namibian’s to join the march towards a united, peaceful, integrated and prosperous Africa. This was the key note of his message on the occasion of the 53rd Anniversary of Africa Day, which was celebrated across the continent this Wednesday.

In his message to the Namibian nation on the occasion of Africa Day, Geingob recalled the liberation struggle, thanking other African nations for their support delivered during this time.
“As we commemorate Africa Day, we remember the critical role played, in a true Harambee Spirit, by our fellow African brothers and sisters towards the liberation of our country, starting with the Frontline states and Nigeria and the rest of the continent that offered refuge to our people, as they fled the brutality of the apartheid system,” his message reads.
“Today we are reaping the benefits of Africa’s solidarity.
It is for this reason that Cabinet today, in the Spirit of Harambee and Africa Unity, decided to with immediate effect exempt all visa requirements into Namibia for all Africans that are holders of diplomatic or official passports,” it states.

While Geingob reminds the nation of the past hardships, he also states “that more needs to be done”. In this regard he wants to promote sustained and equitable development, as it is evident through the adoption of Africa’s blueprint towards prosperity, Agenda 2063, by the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union in January 2015.
To achieve this vision, a unified approach across the entire continent and the convergence of the economies is required. “It also requires the pooling together of the requisite resources, the maintenance of peace and stability; effective governance; respect for human rights and the rule of law for unity in diversity within our societies,” the message reads.
In conclusion Geingob calls on all Namibians to join the march towards a united, peaceful, integrated and prosperous Africa. “A prosperous Africa, characterised by inclusive, sustained and shared growth, requires our political leadership to create a conducive environment for the rapid industrialisation of our economies in order to create sufficient and decent jobs for our people,” his message reads.

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