Geingob tells UN he is “terrified” by Namibia, global inequality
• By Kaipaherue Kandjii
President Hage Geingob says the ever-increasing gap between the rich and poor is “terrifying” him, and a new paradigm shift is urgently required.
Namibia, one of the wealthiest countries with mineral deposits stretching from land to the sea, is classified as the second most unequal nation in the world, which, according to Geingob, is a stark reflection of the moral fibre erosion.
Geingob says such a gap if left unresolved, may threaten not only the peace and stability of the world but also harmony.
“We are, therefore, duty bound to create an environment where prosperity is shared and is inclusive.”
Geingob shared these sentiments with global titans of industry, civil society and politics during his speech at the 78th United Nations General Assembly in New York recently.
“The terrifying gap between the wealthy and the marginalised is not just a moral concern but also a threat to global stability and harmony.
Therefore, We are duty-bound to create an inclusive environment where prosperity is shared. In our collective pursuit of the 2030 Agenda, Namibia looks forward with hope and optimism to the Summit of the Future next year as an opportunity to prioritise meaningful reforms that can reinvigorate the Global Goals to give impetus to the broader system-wide UN-reform agenda,” Geingob said.
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