Namibian president urges Namibians to re-evaluate themselves

Namibia's President Hage Geingob has urged Namibians to critically re-evaluate themselves and get rid of the self-destructive behavior.

Hage Geingob
Hage Geingob

In his Friday’s New Year message, Geingob singled out gender-based violence, alcohol abuse and alcoholism as behavior that hold back Namibia from going forward.

Hage Geingob
Hage Geingob
“We also need a critical re-evaluation of our hearts and minds to rid ourselves of self-destructive behavior,” he said.

He also urged churches, communities, schools, traditional leaders and churches to work together in championing moral regeneration.

“It is important that we re-calibrate our moral compasses in the direction of what is right and not which direction fits within our economic interests, pre-existing views and personal prejudices,” Geingob further said.

He reassured Namibians that the government will focus on removing economic and social obstacles that disallow some to realize their potential.

“As a nation and as individuals, we must allow ourselves to be ambitious, we must allow ourselves to dream, but most importantly, we must live our dreams,” he said.

According to Geingob, Namibians should be driven by principles and not personalities in order to move the country forward.

“Support for a cause should never be based on whether we like or identify with the person being held to account,” he added.

He called for the strengthening of the economy to absorb external negative effects since Namibia does not exist in isolation because fluctuations in exchange rates and climate affect the country.

“Like many other nations, we grapple with global challenges such as high-income inequality, poverty and the need for affordable land and housing,” he said. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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