Geingob throws suprise party for State House employees

12 Dec 2017 19:10pm
WINDHOEK, 12 DEC (NAMPA) – President Hage Geingob hosted a surprise year-end function for State House employees here on Thursday.
Over 150 people, including employees from the office of the vice-president, prime minister, and the two former presidents attended the function at State House.
Geingob said the event was organised to thank the employees for the commitment, support and hard work they have shown throughout the year.
“This thank you is for the whole year you have been working, and I have never come to you to say thank you,” he said at the event.
He applauded those present for still being in their offices, noting that December is the time when Namibians do not want to work as they are in “holiday mode”.
“The year is coming to an end so go and rest because next year is a year of hard work. Come back fresh and strong so that we can deliver, because we only have two years to go,” he said in reference to his current term of office.
The president observed the absence of many high-ranking officials.
“This was a test. I wanted to see who came to work and many of them are absent because people are not working,” he added.
The president then wished the employees a happy holiday and urged them to drive safely, saying there is nothing happy about the new year anymore as people drive recklessly, drink and therefore kill their own children.
“I don’t want that. I want a happy new year and that means you will drive carefully. If you are tired, stop so that I can welcome you in the new year.”