Pm Angered By Drunken Youths At Au Celebration

26 May 2013 05:50

WINDHOEK, 26 MAY (NAMPA) ? Prime Minister Hage Geingob on Saturday expressed disappointed in the behaviour of some young people who came drunk and made loud noises during the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the African Union (AU) in the capital.
Geingob, speaking at the Sam Nujoma stadium in Katutura, said young people are the future leaders of the continent and he was expecting them to have a keen interest in the AU?s golden jubilee celebration.
?You are the ones who are supposed to be the future leaders. You are supposed to have packed this place to come and learn about where we were, where we are today and where you are going to lead us to. But some of you are drunk already,? the PM lashed out.
?You are expected to lead this continent to the next 50 years so that Africa can depend on its own people and develop economically to feed its own people. But drunkards cannot be leaders,? Geingob said amidst the noise, as some of the drunken youths continued to misbehave.
The premier called on young people to lead Africa towards growth and prosperity, saying the continent cannot celebrate 50 years of existence while many people are still sleeping in shacks and others have no work or food to eat.
'I would like to stress that Africa must maintain unity of purpose and move forward with a sense of urgency. We should harness our rich cultural diversity and work towards reaching our common objective of economic emancipation,? he stated.
Geingob told the gathering that people should think ?outside the box? and abandon current economic practices such as resource extraction without adding any value locally to the products.
?Let the country