President Geingob opens Swapo’s sixth congress in Windhoek

President Geingob opens Swapo’s sixth congress in Windhoek

President Hage Geingob says Swapo has not changed, but the world has changed.
Opening the four-day Swapo Congress in Windhoek this morning he said all party members have a responsibility to ensure that the ruling party remains steadfast to tackle challenges in a spirit of unity.
This requires ensuring that the economy is managed to ensure social justice, equality and solidarity, until all children are in school, women are safe, and nobody is hungry.
He vowed that Swapo leaders will not allow Namibia's debt levels to rise to more than 60% of GDP, the SADC standard.
Calling the Congress a momentous occasion, the Swapo leader urged delegates to ensure that the legacy of Swapo continues.
He said it was no secret that Namibia feels the impact of tumultuous times, including economic hardship, and the future is full of uncertainty.
However, such challenges offer an opportunity to show strong and united leadership.
President Geingob said Swapo is a movement of the people, and not a personal path to power and wealth.
The Congress is an opportunity to show that the party still rests of the pillars of peace, stability and rule of law.
The modern approach to governance in a new Africa, he said, is based on inclusivity.