14 Inspiring Quotes of Hage Geingob

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Born on August 3, 1941, Dr. Hage Geingob was the third President of Namibia, serving from 2015 until his death in February 2024. In this article, we will look at 14 inspiring quotes of Hage Geingob.

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14 Inspiring Quotes of Hage Geingob

Here are 14 inspiring quotes of Hage Geingob

1. The triple challenges we face today are inequality, unemployment, and poverty. We must consciously look for means to tackle these challenges for the benefit of mankind.

2. Like all struggles, obtaining an education does not come easy. It requires sacrifice, dedication and hard work. Thus, the path towards ones education mirrors the path towards ones liberation.

3. Health affects all aspects of our lives. It affects the productivity of the workforce. Only a healthy nation can be a productive nation. In this regard, the primary health care approach must continue to be at the centre of our public health interventions.

4.  Namibia is a Child of International Solidarity, friend to all and enemy to none.

5. Inclusivity spells harmony and exclusivity spells conflict. Africa is a continent of 1.2 Billion citizens and the exclusion of Africa from the United Nation Security Council is an injustice.

6. Let us not take our freedom for granted, the peace that our brave sons and daughters fought so valiantly for, not lull us into a sense of complacency. Let peace not become boring.

7. The health of our planet is in serious jeopardy. Our home is on fire, we are experiencing unprecedented impacts of climate change, including severe droughts and ravaging field fires. Time is a luxury we do not have. We have to act decisively to reduce carbon emissions as our contribution to the preservation of our planet and people.

8. We have been repeatedly warned about the dangers of smoking and use of tobacco products. This is what leads to the development of non-communicable diseases such as hypertension, heart disease, diabetes and some forms of cancer. It is, therefore, pertinent that we heed these warnings and prevent these diseases which place unbearable burdens on individuals, families, communities, and on the public health system.

9. After Namibia’s independence was secured, we needed to develop a new narrative for an independent country that had been fractured by apartheid. We had to overcome the hatred of the past and focused on reconciling Namibia to ensure peace.

10. War is never a good thing. We are neither war mongers nor people who glorify war. However, we should be aware that there are always enemies who are willing to push one’s tolerance and patience and leave you with no choice but to resist in violent fashion.

11. As Namibians, we have proven on multiple occasions that when we forge alliances across all social groups, across all sectors of our economy, across the entire spectrum of our Governance Architecture, no challenge is insurmountable.

12. All of us must play our part in the success of this beautiful house we call Namibia. We need to renew it from time to time by undergoing renovations and extensions

13. Global debt is at an unprecedented level and interest rates are rising. This reality limits the fiscal space in developing countries. As we talk about our collective aspirations, we should remain acutely aware of the vulnerabilities facing developing countries.

14. Education has always played an integral part in the structural transformation of societies. This is why one will find that amongst the primary objectives of many revolutionary struggles, besides the obtainment of freedom and self- determination, is the acquisition of education and its subsequent benefits.

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