21 Nov 2016 16:50pm
OTAVI, 21 NOV (NAMPA) - Founding President Sam Nujoma on Saturday held a community meeting at Otavi to encourage residents to embrace the spirit of hard work to help eradicate poverty.
The full participation of our people in the development of our country is imperative to eradicate poverty, hunger, diseases and under development, he said, adding that Namibians will only realise Vision 2030 through hard work and dedication.
Nujoma also urged the Otjozondjupa regional and local authority councillors to always listen to the needs of their people.
He said the leaders must enjoy mobilising the masses to plan together and work hard in order to overcome social and economic challenges.
The founding president owns a farm in the Otavi district.
He said Otavi has the potential to grow due to its strategic location and has plenty of land for those who would like to invest in the town.
Therefore, I call on the people of Otavi, especially those who have been given the mandate through elections to lead by example, to take this town to greater heights, he said.
Nujoma said while Namibia achieved its political freedom on 21 March 1990, the real challenge now facing the nation is the struggle for economic independence.
In order to win this second phase of the struggle, we still have to unite and work as a team.
Nujoma urged leaders at all levels in the country to continue promoting unity for Namibians to be able to build a strong and prosperous nation.
He said social and economic development comes to towns and countries where people work together as investors are not attracted to countries where people are fighting.
Nujoma also called on parents to see to it that their children attend school as it is offered for free by the government.
Otavi mayor Martha Shipanga and Constituency Councillor Laina Nekundi also attended the meeting.