… Are we no longer needed?
By Peter Shilongo
COMRADE Nahas Angula should be honest with himself and those around him.
For Comrade Nahas to claim that he decided to stand for the Swapo presidency, only after having been consulted by Comrade President Hage Geingob about his choices for Swapo positions at forthcoming ruling party congress, is a blatant untruth.
We knew all too well that the persistent disregard and disrespect shown by a disgruntled group of greedy youngsters and by that total failure of a so-called academic/professor, was nothing but your front and stooges against Comrade President, through their venomous writings and free full pages in the greedy businessmen’s newspapers.
It is total untruth Comrade Nahas, and you know it yourself, for you to claim to have made this divisive move of yours to oppose Comrade President for party leadership and 2019 presidency at the eleventh hour.
For you to disclose a conversation Comrade President had with you in complete privacy and confidence, in verbatim, for all out there, is a disgrace to yourself, Comrade Nahas.
Is that how your idea of how Swapo operates? Or are you simply busy with second coming of the Ovamboland People’s Organisation (OPO) that excludes all of us?
Comrade Nahas, you had your chance to prove yourself in almost all spheres of this government and dismally failed us. In fact, you reduced each and every ministry and office you touch to a dump yard. You started with education and look where we find ourselves today.
Your idea of a minister of education is a professor, who will merely complete your work half done and reduce us to a total rubbish yard of education.
Today, as result of you, Comrade Nahas, we have untold numbers of failing Grade 10s not allowed back to repeat their studies.
Teen girls who are falling pregnant are forced out, ostracised and are out in streets without a future and chance to be at their school desks.
Your failed vision of the so-called Cambridge System has resulted in education syllabi today that are lagging behind countries like Zimbabwe, Uganda and Ghana, etc.
Just look at the lack of recognition of the University of Namibia (Unam) degrees across our borders.
We don’t have par recognition of locally obtained degrees, even at regional level.
We lag two to three years behind even the lowest graded university in South Africa, all because of you, Comrade Nahas.
Unam is a farce and your so-called roaming paper professor in theology should educate you about that.
You received the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) in all its glory and you in no time reduced it to same dust bin you reduced education to in this country.
The OPM was a point of reference before you, and with your entrance it lost its glory and purpose.
Today, as result of your on existing oversight, control and administration of the various ministries, as the head of the executive and regulator of ministries, we are finding ourselves in this dilemma called bankruptcy and open-ended corruption.
You failed us Comrade Nahas. There is no good that you can offer Namibia at this juncture, other than draining the State coffers and purse that has now been partly closed for your group of greedy Johnny-come-lately quasi Swapo businessmen.
The only thing that you will show is your tribesmen joining ranks with you.
That they will do. It is in their nature.
We know that they will join you knowing that you are going to fail this country and reduce it utterly to a dump yard, simply because you speak to them in Oshiwambo. They will do that in complete disregard of the mighty Swapo Party ideology of UNITY and ONENESS that we all dreamed of.
But you know what Comrade Nahas the most discouraging thing of all is that the Swapo Party Program and Ideology was your brainchild in exile, in the early 1970s.
We used to sneak those programs into the country by road to prepare cadres inside. You are now undoing your own work.
There is definitely a clear indication that as Swapo and the country we have completed the entire cycle in very short period of 25 years.
You can stop Comrade Hage from assuming the party leadership and presidency in 2019, but ask yourself at what cost? For us to be the laughing stock of everyone?
You want to be seen as openly to be the divisive element that you are, now at your age? Pitting Comrade Mbumba against his lifelong friend and associate, Comrade Hage, at their life’s end? Where have we lost our morals?
Comrade Nahas, strengthen us; do not break us down.
and may God bless you and our mighty Swapo.
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