SPYL holds 12 May Movement celebrations this weekend

21 May 2014 11:40am
WINDHOEK, 21 MAY (NAMPA) - The Swapo-Party Youth League (SPYL) will this weekend celebrate the life and legacy of the first Commander-in-Chief of the People’s Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN) and Founding President, Dr Sam Nujoma, under its 12 May Movement.
This movement is the brainchild of the SPYL, and celebrates the lifetime achievements of Nujoma, the Youth League’s spokesperson Job Amupanda said at a media briefing here on Tuesday.
He explained that the day could not be commemorated on 12 May as the former president is heading an African Union (AU) delegation observing national elections in Malawi.
Nujoma was appointed by the AU to head the delegation.
“We have been on the ground, organising this day since February. As from Thursday, we are expecting delegates from all 14 regions of the country in the Khomas Region,” Amupanda noted.
The Youth League further indicated that it will ‘bring Windhoek to a standstill’ during the celebrations.
“We will be in charge as on that day, you will see the colours blue, red and green from all corners of Windhoek, starting from Okuryangava all the way to Kleine Kuppe,” he boasted.
Well-known local artists such as Gazza, the Dogg, D-Naff and the Ndilimani Cultural Troupe will provide entertainment at the Sam Nujoma Stadium during the event.
“We are very honoured to have the artists performing free of charge because of the love they have for the Founding Father, and the understanding they have that Nujoma played a big role in the liberation of the country for them to be able to make music freely today,” the spokesman stressed.
Amupanda said all revolutions are the business of young people, adding that when Nujoma went into exile, he was 29.
At 30, he addressed the United Nations (UN), demanding that the then-South West Africa be given its independence.
Meanwhile, there will also be a public lecture about Nujoma’s achievements at the Nathaniel Maxuilili Hall in Katutura’s Tobias Hainyeko Constituency on Friday.
On Saturday, a march will be held from the Swapo-Party headquarters to the Sam Nujoma Stadium, while a variety of sport activities, including football and netball, have been planned for Sunday.
The SPYL thus invited members of the public to join them in celebrating the legacy of Nujoma.