President Geingob not against ministers expressing views on issues affecting the country

President Geingob not against ministers expressing views on issues affecting the country
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President Hage Geingob says he is not against individual Cabinet ministers expressing views on issues affecting the country.
However, he stressed that decisions taken should be accepted and defended as a collective stance of the Cabinet or SWAPO.
Dr Geingob was speaking during the Central Committee meeting in Windhoek.
President Geingob singled out the impression created in the media that he was trying to gag cabinet ministers from speaking out on the Fishrot scandal.
The false impression, however, created the notion that the President threatened to dismiss Cabinet ministers, Calle Schlettwein and Tom Alweendo for taking to social media to express anger over #Fishrot.
Clarifying the issue to the Central Committee meeting, Geingob said Cabinet had taken a collective position on the matter which ought to be transmitted as such.
Therefore, Geingob stressed that it was imperative that established channels be used, to raise issues and object if or when need be instead of appearing divided in public.
Cabinet meetings chaired by the President convenes every Tuesday.
The President also dismissed insinuations by The Namibian that the Cabinet was trying to interfere in the #Fishrot investigations.