"Do not fight against own country": Sampofu

20 Aug 2017 16:10pm
KATIMA MULILO, 20 AUG (NAMPA) – The governor of the Zambezi Region has urged the Namibian youth to reject regionalism and tribalism originating from political differences, but rather talk about such differences in a mature manner.
In an interview with Nampa here on Friday, Lawrence Sampofu said it is common for people to differ in some engagements, but that “does not mean people must be short sighted and fight against their own country”.
The governor made it clear that rebellion against Government will not enable Namibia to achieve the goal of a prosperous and industrialised nation.
“As Namibians are celebrating Heroes’ Day, they must think of the sacrifices made by the founding leaders of the liberation struggle that cost many lives,” he said.
Namibia will this year commemorate Heroes’ Day on 26 August in Oshakati, Oshana Region to honour the heroes and heroines still alive and those who sacrificed their lives for Namibia's freedom from then South African colonial regime.
Sampofu further called on the youth to take the lead in the struggle for economic emancipation, saying that in doing so the youth will fight poverty, hunger, diseases and ignorance while peace, stability and unity are maintained.
“Where there is no peace there will always be chaos and anarchy,” he stressed and emphasised that investors will only invest and help the country’s economy grow if it is peaceful.