Respect is reciprocal, Mr President: Venaani

07 Apr 2016 15:40pm
WINDHOEK, 07 APR (NAMPA) – DTA of Namibia leader, McHenry Venaani has referred to comments made by President Hage Geingob in Parliament on Tuesday as “arrogant”, noting that respect is reciprocal.
Venaani made the statement during the party's 'Real state of the nation address' here on Wednesday.
He was referring to a statement made by Geingob in Parliament on Tuesday, during the State of the Nation (Sona) Address' question and answer session.
Geingob said official opposition party Members of Parliament (MPs) who are of the notion that the envisaged parliament belongs to the Swapo Party, should “get out of the house” as it belongs to the Namibian people.
Geingob was responding to questions posed by Venaani and other members of official opposition parties pertaining to various issues on the state of the country, including the salaries of his special advisory team and the genocide reparations negotiations between the Namibian and German government.
Geingob said Parliament does not belong to the Swapo Party, nor the DTA.
He then spoke on allegations made in the local media that he earned an income of N.dollars 2 million.
“Don't ask me that question. When I said I don't know, I meant it,” the President said.
Taking offence at Geingob's statement, Venaani said leaders should shy away from arrogant statements.
“Parliament belongs to the people of the country. Let's remain leaders when answering others and have decorum as leaders,” Venaani stated.