Geingob wants end to animosity among members

27 Nov 2017 11:00am
WINDHOEK, 27 NOV (NAMPA) - President Hage Geingob has urged Swapo Party members to let go of personal animosity, as the party can no longer afford to have resentments among its members.
Geingob, who made the remarks in his acceptance speech as Swapo President here on Monday, said the frail atmosphere that usually engulfs the party's congress should become something of the past.
'Let this be the last congress where the insults exceed ideas. Let this be the last congress where friendship and families are torn apart,' he said.
Geingob said one of the biggest challenges for the party is that people do not listen to each other, and as such a need for constructive dialogue exists.
He said most misunderstandings and suspicions are developed in an environment where there is personal animosity, communication breakdown or administrative weaknesses.
'My pledge today is to ensure effective and fair application of rules and effective communication with the rank and file, structures and external stakeholders,' he said.