Geingob vehemently condemns GBV, Alcohol abuse

By Michael Uugwanga

PRESIDENT Hage Geingob has condemned the rise in Gender-Based Violence (GBV) against women and children, as well as alcohol abuse. Geingob stated this during the official opening of the Emergency Unit at the Intermediate Hospital Katutura, where he said Namibians should drink responsibly and avoid driving while under the influence of alcohol at all costs. The emergency unit was inaugurated as part of Project 9682, a N$12 million public-private partnership between the Motor Vehicle Accident Fund (MVA) and Standard Bank Namibia.

The President emphasised that alcohol consumption must be addressed as a priority at churches as a way of raising awareness, as it is one of the leading causes of GBV. “Women are no longer reliant on men. PHDs are held by women. Women are now breadwinners, which was not the case in the past. Killing innocent individuals (especially women and children) is wrong. Do not murder. Only one glass is required. At graduation, most of those graduating are women, indicating that women are no longer dependent and are now heads of the house. However, they occasionally allow us (men) to be heads of the house through bargaining. 

“It’s a good thing I stopped drinking. On weekdays, I never drink more than one drink and then go to bed.