Namibia celebrates silver jubilee on 21 March

04 Feb 2015 15:20pm
WINDHOEK, 04 FEB (NAMPA) – Namibia will celebrate its silver jubilee on 21 March this year.
A silver jubilee is a celebration held to mark a 25th anniversary.
The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology said in a media statement on that the occasion will coincide with the inauguration of President-elect, Dr Hage Geingob.
“The event which should be celebrated by all across the country will be organised by a national preparatory committee, comprising of Government officials and key stakeholders from various sectors, tasked with ensuring a successful event,” read the statement.
The ministry then dismissed rumours that the anniversary and swearing-in of Namibia’s third president will involve an “Inaugural Ball”, which reportedly would cater for over 3 000 guests.
This statement follows a report by a local English daily newspaper in January this year that a private party (Inaugural Ball) would take place at Ramatex complex in the Otjomuise residential area in Windhoek on the same day.
An events-organising company, Tamonika with 14 years’ experience, had allegedly been given the job to put together the event, which according to the newspaper’s sources, will have ice sculptures, snowmen as well as a five course meal.
“The said media report is not factual and is misleading, because there will be no inaugural ball organised,” the ministry stressed.
It further said that as in the past, the celebration will involve public participation at selected venues across the country.
The venues are yet to be confirmed.