THE provision of transparent, efficient, and effective governance which will lead to the realization of developmental objectives set out by the Namibian Government.
President Hage Geingob presided over the swearing-in ceremony of newly appointed ministers and deputy ministers and stated that it should be their solemn undertaking to assist him in attaining the goals of poverty reduction and shared wealth to all Namibian citizens for the remainder of his term.
The ceremony where four deputy ministers and the newly appointed Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources took the oath of their office was held at State House on Friday.
The President welcomed the newly appointed Ministers and Deputy Ministers to the occasion and said they were appointed to assist him in his duties to provide transparent, efficient, and effective governance which will realize the stated objectives of development, poverty reduction, and shared wealth to all Namibian citizens.
“I have selected you with the belief that you are sharing the vision of an inclusive and prosperous Namibian House in which no citizen should feel left out. My faith in your characters and ability gives me complete confidence that you will carry out your duties in a transparent, efficient, and effective manner,” he said.
Geingob informed the candidates that by taking the oath they have made a public commitment to uphold and defend the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Namibia, at all times.
“You have made a vow to promote, protect and place Namibia’s national interest above all else. I expect you to maintain good character, integrity; thus, consistently upholding the honour, dignity, and good reputation of the Government of the Republic of Namibia,” he said.
The president informed the newly appointed ministers and deputy ministers that the national interest of Namibia and the wellbeing of its people should be at the forefront of all their activities.
“I wish to reiterate that the task of building an inclusive and caring Namibian House, free from tribalism, regionalism, racism, and corruption is one we must pursue and defend strongly. Maintain your love and loyalty for your beautiful Namibia. Hold high the banners of liberty, justice, and freedom,’ the President said while concluding the ceremony.