Namibians owe Nujoma debt of gratitude for independence: Geingob
12 May 2019 15:40pm
WINDHOEK, 12 MAY (NAMPA) - Namibians owe Founding President Sam Nujoma an immeasurable debt of gratitude, President Hage Geingob said while commemorating Nujomas 90th birthday on Sunday.
At a very young age, he took up the fight and the struggle against the illegal occupation of Namibia by the apartheid South African regime, Geingob said in a media statement issued by State House.
Namibias independence bears the imprint of Nujomas heroic deeds and a life of commitment to the liberty and unity of the Namibian people, the president said.
He further described Nujoma as a visionary leader, a freedom fighter and courageous Commander of the Peoples Liberation Army of Namibia.
Under Nujomas leadership, Geingob added, Namibians were able to have a better life.
However, the journey of prosperity and inclusive growth as part of our second struggle for economic emancipation remains incomplete, he stated.
Geingob said Namibia is eternally grateful for the solid foundations Nujoma laid in an independent Namibia for people to pursue a life of dignity and equality.
On behalf of the Government of the Republic of Namibia and her people, I would like to wish our beloved Founding Father a happy 90th birthday, he said.