The Founding Father, Dr Sam Nujoma called for unity among all Swapo party ranks and for them to support their presidential candidate Dr Hage Geingob to ensure he emerges as Namibia’s third president.
The Founding father made these remarks at the Swapo Party Fundraising Gala Dinner held at the Safari Court Hotel and Conference Centre under the theme ‘The ‘Legacy Continues’. Nujoma deemed the theme as an opportunity to look back at the achievements the Swapo party has made in leading, adding that the party has provided the Namibian people political leadership through the second phase of the struggle for economic independence.
“In addition, the theme brings back proud memories of the glorious struggle we inherited from our forbearers who inspired us in the historic mission to liberate our country from foreign occupation,” said Nujoma. Adding; ”These are Kaptein Hendrik Witbooi, Jacob Marenga, Chief Kahimemwa Nguvauva, Chief Samuel Maharero, Chief Nehale Lya Mpingana, Chief Mandume ya Ndemufayo, Chief Iipumbu ya Tshilongo and many others who fought the war of resistance against German colonialism and South African apartheid colonial occupation,”.
Nujoma also viewed the legacy as a proud legacy of determination through trials and tribulations during the long and bitter heroic struggle led Swapo as a National Liberation Movement that brought independence. Against that background, this is a legacy of consolidating peace, stability and prosperity which has been done for the past 24 years by laying a solid foundation and establishing the necessary framework for democratic governance.
“We have also put in place public institutions of the State, which in turn have ensured a conducive environment for our government to deliver quality basic services and public amenities to all our people,” he said. According to Nujoma, as the party proudly marches towards a landslide victory in the November 28 elections, the to keep in mind that; “A people united, striving to achieve a common good for all members of the society, will always emerge victorious,” he said.