Swapo celebrates 57th birthday

23 Apr 2017 11:50am
OTJIWARONGO, 23 APR (NAMPA) - Nearly 1 000 members of the Swapo-Party on Saturday gathered to celebrate the 57th birthday of their party at Otjiwarongo in the Otjozondjupa Region.
Many were dressed in the traditional party colours - blue, red and green - at the Mokati Sports Stadium where the celebrations took place.
Several local musicians and the Ndilimani Cultural Troupe entertained the audience with music.
President Hage Geingob, who is also party president, delivered the key message, calling on Namibians to unite and fight economical inequality amongst themselves.
“Our 57th birthday celebration is a celebration for all Namibians because it is the Swapo-Party which delivered the ultimate gift to the people of Namibia, the gift of liberation,” said Geingob.
He said the party has always been a people’s organisation since its formation on 19 April 1960.
Geingob explained that Swapo was founded as a political movement and spearheaded by people who engineered the political liberation of the country from colonial occupation.
He furthermore said Swapo’s main objective was to ensure the liberation of the country by means of political, diplomatic and military efforts.
He said during the liberation struggle, the party fought for the interests of all Namibians, adding that it will continue to do so in order to bring about economical emancipation for all.
“As we move forward, let us be ready to face the challenges that lie ahead of us and let us not face these challenges as individuals or groups,” he said.
Swapo Secretary-General Nangolo Mbumba on his part thanked founding President Sam Nujoma and former Head of State, Hifikepunye Pohamba for their excellent leadership that brought peace and stability to the country.