Nam making positive strides in nation-building: Pohamba

30 Dec 2013 13:30pm
WINDHOEK, 30 DEC (NAMPA) - As the Namibian nation enters the year 2014, President Hifikepunye Pohamba has called on all citizens to look forward, with renewed confidence, to Namibia continuing to make positive strides in nation-building.
Pohamba in his pre-recorded New Year’s Day message said despite the challenges faced by Namibia in the past year, Government continued to deliver public services and social amenities to the people.
He added that major infrastructure projects such as the building of roads and bridges, fresh produce hubs and other projects were completed.
New public infrastructure projects such as the National Mass Housing Development Programme, the deepening of the Walvis Bay Harbour, the construction of the Neckartal Dam in the //Karas Region, and the construction of the Kudu Gas-to-Power Project were also launched in 2013, he noted.
In the private sector, Pohamba said the construction of the Husab Uranium Mine and the development of the B2Gold Project have commenced.
He said these projects, and others, will boost economic activities in the country during the New Year and beyond.
The Head of State said Government is determined to continue providing steady leadership.
He encouraged everyone serving in different institutions, including the public and private sectors, civil society and other stakeholders, to build on the momentum that has been achieved so far.
“I have no doubt that through concerted action, our nation will be equal to the task. Through hard work, we will conquer all challenges that we may face in the process of nation-building,” he said.
The President said Namibia’s success requires dedication, sacrifice, unity of purpose, resolve and perseverance.
It also demands prudent utilisation of public resources and ethical conduct on the part of public servants.
“I, therefore, call on all public office bearers and on each and every civil servant to make our public institutions more efficient and more productive. Let us work together to make the year 2014 a year of success in all we do, and a year of efficient service delivery, especially to our people who still live in difficult conditions,” Pohamba said.