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Community urged to avoid pitfalls of tribalism

Community urged to avoid pitfalls of tribalism

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Niël Terblanche
President Hage Geingob concluded his assessment mission to the Omaheke Region with a town-hall meeting in Gobabis where he urged attendees to remain united and to avoid the pitfalls of tribalism and racism.
Dr. Geingob started a series of regional assessment missions to familiarise himself with the drought situation in the Omaheke Region earlier today.
The assessment missions to the various regions of Namibia will go hand in hand with town-hall meetings that will serve as a report-back forum on activities, policies and implementation of government programmes.
Earlier today Dr. Geingob visited the Aminuis Constituency on a drought assessment mission where he advised farmers to either sell their cattle or find alternative feeding methods to reduce the loss of livestock.
The assessment mission was followed by a town-hall meeting in Gobabis where members of the community had the opportunity to engage with the President.
President Geingob listened attentively to concerns raised by inhabitants, which included the prevailing drought situation and service delivery in local authorities.
President Geingob committed to look into issues raised and he congratulated inhabitants of Jakkalsdraai, Otjituve and Gobabis for the positive spirit in which they engaged on issues of the region, including their kind-heartedness in raising successes of Government in specified areas.
The Head of State urged attendees to the meetings to remain united by not falling into the pitfalls of tribalism and racism.
The President is accompanied by Vice President Nangolo Mbumba, Prime Minister Saara Kuukongelwa-Amadhila, Agriculture Minister Alfeus !Naruseb, Works and Transport Minister John Mutorwa and acting Minister of Education Martin Andjaba, as well as Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Chrissie //Hoebeb.
The town-hall meeting in Gobabis was described as successful by State House.
President Geingob will be in the Otjozondjupa Region on Friday 12 July 2019 and the program will commence at Kalkfeld at 08:00, before the mission will proceed to Otjiwarongo for the town-hall Meeting at 10:00, at the Swannervelder Community Hall.

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