WINDHOEK, 10 MAY – President Hage Geingob on Wednesday described the health consciousness of Namibians as “very low”.
Geingob said during the naming ceremony of the University of Namibia Health Science campus in Windhoek to the Hage Geingob Campus, there is little attention given to physical exercise and wellbeing, while alcohol and drug abuse continue to burden the society.
“Young people, especially men, are drinking a lot because they say they have nothing to do and Government must do something, and where are their parents before Government?” asked Geingob.
He said young men indulge in alcohol activities while women are busy developing themselves, most especially in education.
“Young men are drinking, smoking, not getting education and when they go home to their educated girlfriends, they get jealous and feel inferior, which brings out frustration and aggression, resulting in physical abuse and killing of women,” said the president.
Geingob said it is relevant to improve health awareness nationwide and to clean up immediate surroundings, given the rise in incidences of communicable diseases such as the recent Hepatitis-E outbreak, hence the national clean-up campaign on 25 May 2018.
“Strengthening of our health sector is the key priority, which is the cornerstone in the foundation of any successful nation.”