By Joshua Razikua Kaumbi
WHILST vilifying and denigrating the person of Dr Hage Geingob, the economic and social landscape of our country underwent a seismic change.
We have seen, and will see if we do not change, the collapse of major parastatals, the continuous plundering of national resources and the relaxation of morals.
Morals have even deserted a number of national leaders, making the situation dire.
A friend informed me that even talking to someone who is a friend or critical to someone you know, has now become an opportunity to be labelled or grouped. The national body politick has reached a stage where national resources are now being used to buy favours. To avoid hunger, those who are supposed to talk are forced to adopt an attitude of hear and see no evil.
The scary thought is that even those meant to be national leaders have subscribed to the temporary mantra that money buys power, and that the means justifies the end.
When the sitting president invites ministers to present arguments, only one side seems to be ready. The other side is in the districts and regions fighting for a ticket to the Swapo Congress.
Politics seems to be the only career for the people of my colour, leaving all the other important sectors exposed to the might of nature.
We no longer care to verify the credentials of those intending to serve us, because our very own are questionable.
We have moved from a country endowed, not only with natural resources of high quality and the best brains, to a country where it becomes us versus them. We do this apparently to unseat him or to keep him in power.
In the first place, we were all to know that he was meant to be there for a period of 10 years, and thus was not supposed to be in danger in the first place, but behold, we created the danger, in order to make ourselves useful.
Namibia has reached a critical level in terms of inter-tribal relations and no one seems to care, because the culprit might be a delegate or knows someone who is a delegate.
The fate of our children’s future has been left to those who see punishment for wrong actions as something only meant for the afterlife.
We have reduced a party that was founded on a just cause, to a roulette machine. The purpose of any congress is to device policies and mechanisms that will steer a government for a period of five years.
Achieving this will only be through the selection of citizens with high academic acumen and the ability to articulate the aspirations of those who are unable to speak for themselves, due to whatever reason. Even though a position can be a means to an end, the idea is that the end should also include your contribution to the national cause.
Whilst we are fighting the sitting president for positions in Swapo, and by so doing endanger our stability and cohesion, others continue to offload treasures and assets along the way, meant for the masses.
Their intention is to eventually jump off this moving train, in order to collect what they have been throwing off. We have made Dr Geingob the target, in order to conceal our true motives.
All citizens have no one to keep them intact, and their life savings activities came to a complete standstill. Schools are not functioning properly, hospitals do not have adequate drugs, the economy remains skewed, the judiciary remains largely white, yet we are interested in a position, already having an occupant.
The society we projected as unified is falling apart, while each one is fighting for self-interest, as we all scramble to have influence over one position, whilst the national assets and institutions are collapsing.
We are forgetting that they too stole, but created successful empires, including Shoprite and Absa, as well as a support system that will stand for many years to come.
At times I wonder whether the problem started when the whites called us kaffirs and baboons and whether, if undone, things will change. We have developed a hunger of the heart, which has no cure, eating even the crumbs in broad daylight, oblivious to the stretched out hand of our neighbour.
All these actions take place because we made a position already occupied, and which by its very nature can only be occupied by one person at a time, the centrepiece of our attention.
The whole country has been geared towards frustrating the sitting president.
Whilst we are fighting for a position already occupied, our people continue to die in poverty, due to the absence of drugs in hospitals. When confronted, they plead budget cuts, despite the fact that such cuts were only a mere 10 percent, and mysteriously did not affect their travel bug.
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