Amupanda is too preoccupied with age – Diescho

Political analyst Joseph Diescho says it’s concerning that Affirmative Repositioning (AR) leader Job Amupanda is preoccupied with age.

Diescho said this yesterday in an interview with The Namibian while responding to the AR proposal to reduce the voting age to 16.

“To be young does not qualify one to be a leader. It is not a sin that people were born long before him, just like it is not his fault that he was born so late in the context of the liberation struggle,” he said.

Diescho said no one is born to dictate to others how to live.

“Both the old and young leaders we are problematic. They are driven by something other than governing Namibia better and differently from the shameful way we have been governed thus far,” he said.

Diescho said leaders are all about power for themselves instead of addressing the fundamental questions of national interests.

“All we see is billboards of imposters with inflated egos in self-made uniforms stomping the ground as leaders with messianic missions known only to them,” he said.

According to Diescho, some people have been fast asleep for the duration of the country’s independence, but are now suddenly awake with solutions while they are part of the mindset that created the problem in the first place.

“Positions of leadership do not change people. They only reveal who they are,” said Diescho.


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