Angula pleased with community cooperation

21 Dec 2014 10:10am
ONDANGWA, 21 DEC (NAMPA) - Defence Minister Nahas Angula has expressed gratitude to community members of Ondangwa and Okahandja with regards to the training of future soldiers in both towns
Angula, who was the keynote speaker during the passing-out parade of the 12th recruit training at the Oluno Military Base here on Friday, said it is gratifying that there has been good relationship and cooperation between the military schools, local hospitals, and the community in the two towns.
“The ministry is grateful for the cooperation that community members rendered to the schools during the training of these young Namibians, who are after all our sons and daughters,” he said.
Angula stated that it is pleasing to hear that hospitals have been accepting serious cases of sickness referred to them by the military schools during the training.
“The spirit of mutual support and cooperation between the Namibian Defence Force (NDF) and the citizens should be maintained and promoted in all parts of Namibia, because the defence of the country is a shared responsibility,” he said.
The 2014 intake comprised of 2 000 recruits - 1 001 at Oluno, and 999 at the Osona Military School in Okahandja.
A total of 990 cadets graduated from Oluno on Friday, while 975 recruits graduated from the Osona on Monday.
The minister also applauded the instructors of the military schools for their hard work and dedication in training the new soldiers.
“We encourage you to continue fulfilling this important task so that the NDF can get well-trained soldiers who are ready to defend their motherland,” he said.
Angula expressed hope that the military schools will continue to improve the quality of its training programmes and develop the existing working relations with local community stakeholders.