The Erongo Region tomorrow joins the rest of the country in a Regional National Prayer Day following President Hifikepunye Pohamba's directive to declare 6 March 2014 a National Prayer Day for the ongoing gender-based violence (GBV).
Cabinet has further directed that all political leaders, students, civil servants, workers, youth, peasants, traditional leaders, religious leaders, business leaders, civic organizations, community leaders participate in this event.
Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) also appeals to all employers to comply with the request and order of the Government, to release their employees to attend this National Day of Prayer between 12h00 and 14h00 at designated venues in their respective regions.
At 13h00 tomorrow, all the church bells in the country will be rang concurrently with the observance of the minute of silence in honor or the women and girls who are victims of GBV.
The President will address the nation from Windhoek at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Katutura.
The Regional National Prayer Day was organised by the Office of the Governor in collaboration with the Officer of the CRO of the ERC. Mayors of the respective local authorities in the region as well as regional Councillors have been requested to organise residents in their respective towns to gather and pray at the following venues at 10h00, in Arandis: Town Hall, Usakos: Hakhaseb Community Hall, Karibib: Usab Community Hall, Otjimbingwe: Otjimbingwe Primary School, Omaruru: Ozondje Community Hall, Omatjete: Ombuka Community Hall, Okombahe: Pavilion, Uis: Community Hall, Henties Bay: Kamwandi School, Swakopmund: Mondesa Sport Field and Walvis Bay: Kuisebmond Stadium.
In Windhoek, the Ministry of Education head office has organised for the transportation of secondary school learners to the prayer venue. The municipal buses will fetch students in the constituencies of Katutura, Moses Garoeb, Tobias Hainyeko, Samora Machel, Soweto, Katutura Central, Khomasdal North, Windhoek West and Windhoek east.
All liquor-selling outlet owners and managers are urged to close their business premises and no alcohol should be sold all day, as per Government directives.