WINDHOEK, FEB 13 — President Hage Geingob has emphasized the need for his government to combat corruption and poverty and be accountable.
Speaking at the official opening of the parliament of Namibia in the capital Windhoek, Geingob said:
“The sign of a fully functional democracy is the existence of robust and well-funded processes, systems and institutions. If parliamentary institutions are mistrusted and perceived to be corrupt, it places serious challenges on our democracy.”
He added that there is a need to come up with programmes that improve trust in the governance architecture of the country.
“As government we have set ourselves high targets that we aim to achieve in our concerted drive towards a more prosperous Namibia. In addition we have declared a war in dealing with social ills.” he said. – XINHUA