The decision by President Hage Geingob to recall former Health and Social Services Deputy Minister, Petrina Haingura, from Parliament is a step too far which implies that the president is no longer interested in party unity and reconciliation,
President Hage Geingob has repaid former SWAPO Secretary General, Nangolo Mbumba, with the second highest office in the land after helping him secure the ruling party’s presidency in November.
As widely expected, President Hage Geingob has wielded the axe on Home Affairs and Immigration Minister, Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana and Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service, Jerry Ekandjo, after the two challenged him at the ruling party’s elective congress last November.
No matter the outcome of the Sixth SWAPO Party Elective Congress currently underway in the capital Windhoek, the party’s acting president Hage Geingob, will emerge the biggest loser, having been subjected to a bruising fight for the ruling party’s top position.
President Hage Geingob’s increased expenditure during the financial crisis currently plaguing Namibia has once again come under the spotlight after State House announced on Monday that the president’s security will be beefed up following a security audit.
SWAPO Party Vice Presidential candidate, Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana, has accused President Hage Geingob of not being truthful about the State of the country’s economy.
New evidence has surfaced showing that President Hage Geingob ordered payment of N$47 million to UK based lawyers for “legal” work done to supposedly prepare Namibia for a court battle with Germany over genocide reparations.
President Hage Geingob is expected to face resistance from the SWAPO Party Central Committee on Sunday after he coerced the majority of his Cabinet ministers to endorse his candidate list for the ruling party’s top four positions in the Politburo on Thursday (12 October).
Government has resumed the on-off talks with French energy giant, Areva, to acquire the Erongo Desalination plant, the Windhoek Observer is reliably informed.