President Geingob visits Oshana to assess drought

President Geingob visits Oshana to assess drought
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Namibian Presidency

The Head of State continues with town hall meetings to interact with communities, hear their concerns and respond to their queries. President Hage Geingob is at Ongwediva in the Oshana Region on Monday.
Earlier in the day, the President visited the Eendama Mbali village in the Ompundja constituency to assess the drought situation and engage local farmers and community members.
President Geingob is accompanied by Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa Amadhila, Vice-President Nangolo Mbumba, ministers and advisors to respond promptly to questions from the public at the gathering.
Mbumba, while introducing the President said Geingob is a man of the people, a unifier and a leader who cares about the welfare of the people.
Traditional leaders are also in attendance.
In his welcoming remarks, Oshana Governor Elia Irimari informed the gathering about the devastating drought in his region and the country at large, commending the Government for its commitment in assisting both humans and livestock to mitigate the effects of drought.
At the gathering President Geingob explained the reason for using the Swahili word Harambee for his vision, saying he wanted a word that would not make any Namibian feel left out. To ensure every Namibian feels part of the Namibian house it was important to use a word that everybody could relate to.
He re-emphasised his message of accountability and transparency, saying this is the only way the public can hold a government to account. He, therefore, deemed the presence of ministers important during the regional visits.