Geingob calls for unity ahead of land conference

30 Sep 2018 19:30pm
WINDHOEK, 30 SEP (NAMPA) – President Hage Geingob, who will open the second National Land Conference on Monday, has urged Namibians to hold hands and participate fully in the spirit of Harambee and ‘One Namibia, One Nation’.
The conference will take place in Windhoek from Monday to Friday under the theme ‘Towards a comprehensive and sustainable land reform in Namibia’.
A media statement issued Sunday by the Office of the President quoted Geingob as saying: “We cannot have inequality, land dispossession and sit with our hands folded. All of us must dialogue with one another, find solutions as Namibians and act with urgency.”
The statement said the second National Land Conference will review progress and identify new challenges in the implementation of the resolutions of the 1991 Land Conference.
It will further seek to achieve the strategic goals of the 2016 to 2020 Harambee Prosperity Plan.
Geingob also said “the conference should do it the Namibian way with sensitivity, far-sightedness and sustainability in mind”.
A number of political parties, traditional authorities and pressure groups have boycotted the national conference, citing exclusion and lack of consultation, among others.