Let us work together: Geingob

27 Feb 2017 17:50pm
WINDHOEK, 27 FEB (NAMPA) - President Hage Geingob has urged ministers to steer away from creating the impression that they think they own the ministries as they, in fact, serve the Namibian people.
“Do you hear me saying my government? No, because I do not own the government. It is the Namibian Government and Namibian people,” Geingob said during the annual staff meeting of the Office of the President here on Monday.
He said staff is fighting for territory, while the Namibian house should encourage working together with a positive attitude.
“We must position ourselves as a centre of value and excellence in the minds of the public, both domestic and international.”
The President said service culture in the public and private sectors is poor and there is a massive need for improvement.
“Some people do not even talk in their offices. We should cultivate a positive attitude amongst ourselves so that we are able to control, maintain and develop a social process that will manifest itself as delivery of quality and valuable service to the public.”
Geingob told his staff that their objective is to set a vision for the country by creating new narratives with nation-building qualities like hard work, sacrifice, unity, accountability, transparency and trust.