Windhoek – Namibian President Hage Geingob has called for a radical broad-based approach in dealing with the country’s glaring inequality and skewed distribution of natural resources.
In his State of the Nation Address last Thursday, President Geingob told Parliament that Namibia still faced severe challenges of poverty among the majority of its people and called for all citizens to play their part in building the country.
He said his government was pinning its hopes on the success of the second phase of the economic blueprint, the Harambee Prosperity Plan, which he launched this year, to boost the economy and also provide solace for the economically disadvantaged populace.
According to President Geingob, COVID-19 had severe effects on the country’s economic performance.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has given us one of the toughest periods before but it has also given us an opportunity to strengthen our health care system. The effects of the pandemic on our populace cannot be underestimated,” he said.
President Geingob called for unity of purpose among Namibians going forward as a way of finding a solution to the challenges faced by the country. – Xinhua