National pride workshop underway at Otjiwarongo
21 Aug 2019 14:10pm
OTJIWARONGO, 21 AUG (NAMPA) A three-day consultative workshop to formulate a five-year strategic plan document that will guide in conducting campaigns on Nationhood and National Pride, kicked off in Otjiwarongo on Wednesday.
The workshop, organised by the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, is tasked with formulating campaigns with a plan to instil the patriotism and pride among Namibians.
The Deputy Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Engelbrecht Nawatiseb on Wednesday morning officially opened the workshop, accompanied by the ministrys Executive Director, Mbeuta Ua-Ndjarakana.
Nawatiseb strongly urged participants at the workshop to establish and produce a communicative strategic plan document that will convince the nation that Namibia is the best place to live and is a competitive country.
This Nationhood and National Pride is also about building a common identity of the country that makes it sound more competitive in the world, and we want to see that coming from this workshop into the document, he said.
He then called on the close to 70 government and government agencies officials participating in the workshop, to give their divergent views on how to instil patriotism to the Namibian people and how to foster an understanding that locally-manufactured goods and services are the best, and for the consumption thereof to be reflective of this understanding.
He added that the document should further detail the dangers of cherishing tribalism, regionalism and racism as these bad ideologies have the ability to destroy any nation.