Speaking at the foundation’s annual fundraising gala dinner First Lady Monica Geingos, defended the One Economy Foundation, saying it must be judged based on the work it does for society rather than on the individuals associated with it. Geingos said that the foundation’s volunteer programme attracts approximately 400 talented volunteers, who without her influence could deservingly be appointed for any opportunity in Namibia. “There is a tendency in this country to conflate things. When someone I know gets some big tender or has been appointed for a position, its Monica’s influence,” she explained, insisting that the Foundation is not responsible for individuals’ actions, good or bad.