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Black overwhelmed by response of Informanté readers

Black overwhelmed by response of Informanté readers

Niël Terblanché

THE response to a story published on Informanté’s Facebook page in which ardent community activist, Brian Black requested Namibians to sign an online petition to battle corruption in Namibia was overwhelming.
Black recently launched the campaign where he advocates amongst others for accountability and the arrest of the guilty parties in the GIPF missing millions saga.
He intends to hand a petition in this regard to President Hage Geingob in which he will demand the that at least one arrest must be affected before the Presidential and National Assembly Elections in November.
His campaign is against corruption and maladministration in Namibia and since the story was posted on Informanté’s social media pages more than 9 000 people signed the online petition. The number is still rising as the message is spread and shared further on other social media platforms.
“I am overwhelmed by all the support of people from across our beloved Motherland. I wish to thank everyone most sincerely for signing. When we act out of conviction and love for our great Motherland, our enemies will not succeed,” Black said.
He said if ordinary Namibians irrespective of race, colour or creed unite they will be able to turn the course of history and build a prosperous Namibia, where all are equal and enjoy a better life.
“After the story was published I was inundated with calls from people that wished me well with the campaign. The calls also brought me to the understanding that most people are scared to voice their opinion on corruption and maladministration in Namibia,” he said.
Even more worrying to the ardent community activist is the silence of the Namibian Churches on the subject of corruption and maladministration.
“Every Sunday church leaders see the people in their congregations suffering and dying because of poverty brought on by corruption and says or does nothing about it. When the country was ruled by the oppressive laws of the previous regime, the Church was never silent.”
Black was of the opinion that the issues of corruption and maladministration should have been addressed a long time ago but added that it is never too late to start to bring about change and to make Namibia a better place for future generations.
“Considering the infrastructure we inherited at Independence and the billions we received from the international community, where would Namibia have been today if it was not for corruption and maladministration?”
More than 131 300 people were reached by the Informanté post that directed people to the online petition at that can still be signed by following the link.
Black intends to hand the petition over to President Hage Geingob early in October this year.

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