THE fact has been China has been the main financial beneficiary of Namibia’s freedom, despite not voting for a resolution that paved way for Namibia’s freedom, smells of the strongest stench of hypocrisy.
What is worrying is that for almost 27 years now, Namibia has simply laid herself bare to the financial abuse of China which sucks her economy dry under the pretext of ‘bilateral’, forgetting that it abandoned her when it was time to talk about her independence.
The so-called Swapo-friend turned to be the one embarrassing the country on the international platform, saying nothing, rather opting to run around the corridors of the United Nations sipping on Shoumei.
Although some would argue that the political landscape in the 70s did allow China to participate in the process of Resolution 435, it still doesn’t excuse the Asian nation from voting in favour of a peaceful resolution to the Namibian political impasse at the time.
China did not even have the audacity to hide her hypocrisy as just a day after the first government was sworn-in under the leadership of Sam Nujoma, seduced the fragile democracy into bed by China under diplomatic missions which benefits them more than they do Namibia.
Since that fateful day Namibia continues to lose billions in revenue leaving the shores of the country as Chinese-owned companies swallow-up over 70% of public tenders and capital projects at the expense of local entrepreneurs.
What kind of a genuine friend has the audacity to even overcharge their friend to the tune of N$1,63 billion for a loan of N$300 million, or drags you to court for questioning a procurement process which has a lot of red flags.
When did China forget that the very same people it is now using and trapping with soft loans and further denying them skills development are the same people whose freedom it refused to stamp 39 years ago.
When did China forget that it stood by while the Namibian people were seeking international solidarity for their self-determination and self-rule, when it today shamelessly is raking-in billions of taxpayers’ money?
What has China done for Namibia to want to compete for recognition with friends like Cuba who invest massively in the health sector and the United States which has taken on the education sector?
But how can one even expect Chinese nationals to respect their Namibian workers if they did not see the need to respect their freedom?
How can China be expected to be genuine now while in 1978 it could not garner global support the freedom of the nation whose economy and dignity it now rips apart.
The hypocritical China are now pounding on every cent and selfishly draining much-needed billions out the country, ripping us apart and destroying the hope and future of country.
If China is to be taken seriously, it should come clean on why it avoided Resolution 435.
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