Swapo celebrates 59th anniversary

19 Apr 2019 17:20pm
WINDHOEK, 19 APR (NAMPA) – A lot has been achieved under the Swapo Party Government and Namibia is today a better place for the majority, said the Head of State and Swapo president, Hage Geingob, in celebrating the party’s 59th anniversary.
In a media statement by the Presidency on Friday, Geingob said Swapo emerged out of the Owamboland People’s Organisation (OPO) some 59 years ago to rise as the “unifying vanguard movement of the Namibian people in their struggle for liberation, to end the ghastly Apartheid occupation of their motherland, and usher the country into independence”.
“Swapo emerged victorious, as it completed that historic task and revolutionary mission with distinction,” said Geingob.
He added that the party is leading Namibia towards another historic mission, consolidating peace, unity and stability in the Namibian house, and commanding the Namibian people into an era of prosperity.
He further encouraged the party’s rank and file to live up to its motto of consolidating the gains of independence and emerge victorious in the “second phase of the struggle for economic emancipation”.
“With confidence, and by holding hands as the rank and file of the mighty Swapo Party, we should continue to advance and advocate for the noble task of deepening the socio-economic transformation of the Namibian people,” he said.
He explained that as the party continues to grow after celebrating 29 years of Namibia’s Independence on 21 March 2019, party members should remind themselves as party cadres of the battles won, and the mission of socio-economic transformation that they should complete.
“As the rank and file of the Swapo Party, we shall emerge victorious in our endeavours, guided by our founding ideal of a commitment to solidarity, freedom in all its manifestations and a profound sense of justice,” said Geingob.