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President Hage Geingob has cautioned against ill-discipline in the Namibian Defence Force (NDF), saying such incidents need to be addressed as soon as they occur.

''Discipline is the catalyst for professionalism. It is the soul of the Defence Force. I am informed that there are several cases of indiscipline being reported in the Namibian Defence Force. Some of these cases have appeared in the media. It is imperative that we summarily nip these type of incidences in the bud.''

The President also appealed to the political and military leadership of the Ministry of Defence and Veterans Affairs to prioritise the welfare of the men and women in uniform.

President Geingob points out that battle successes are influenced by the quality of training and skills of soldiers and also by the care and welfare that troops receive. 

''Welfare is both a morale booster and a morale killer. Soldiers cannot be expected to perform to their maximum potential when their welfare is neglected by the institutions they serve. It is, therefore, important and imperative that the political and military leadership of the Ministry of Defence and Veterans Affairs take this issue to heart and ensure that the welfare of men and women in uniform is advanced and protected.''

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