Let 2015 be free of corruption and GBV: Nghaamwa

26 Dec 2014 09:20am
WINDHOEK, 26 DEC (NAMPA) – Outgoing Governor of the Ohangwena Region Usko Nghaamwa has called on Namibians to be free of corruption and gender-based violence (GBV) come 2015.
He said the eradication of corruption and GBV will not be difficult if everyone work together as a team and as brothers and sisters of this country.
Nghaamwa has been Ohangwena regional governor for five consecutive years and Ohangwena Constituency councillor from 2000 until 2010.
He is 55th on the Swapo-Party list and will take up his new role as a member of the next National Assembly in March 2015.
Nghaamwa told Nampa in a telephonic interview on Wednesday that if Namibians want to achieve Vision 2030, they need to work together and build the country, because Vision 2030 is not the government’s responsibility alone.
He said a lot of development took place during his time as political head of the region.
Among others, roads were built as well as a railway track from Ondangwa to Oshikango.
Nghaamwa also oversaw the establishment of the Mwadikange Kaulinge Secondary School in Ondobe close to the road to Eenhana, as well as houses for pregnant women at the Engela State Hospital and at the Okongo State Hospital, and public toilets in local communities.
Despite all the successes, the governor says many challenges still remain on the road to success.
He singled out the long distances learners have to walk to and from school, saying it is the reason why many drop out of school.
To eliminate drop outs, the government is in the process of developing school hostels, he said. One such hostel will be built at the Omukumo Secondary School in Eenhana town.
Nghaamwa urged people not to take the festive season as a time to drink too much, saying “Do not drink and drive, stop violence and stay in your houses with your families!”
“Christmas is not about robbing, speeding and killing each other,” he emphasised.