Kashuupulwa appeals for calm amidst ex-soldiers demands

01 Mar 2015 13:00pm
OSHAKATI, 01 MAR (NAMPA) – Oshana Regional Governor Clemens Kashuupulwa has called on businesspeople and the public in the region to not be bothered by ex-colonial soldiers’ threats.
The former soldiers are demanding government recognise them as war veterans.
Kashuupulwa made the call at Oshakati when addressing the business breakfast bash held on Friday by that Town’s Council.
The governor also urged businesspersons not to be frightened by the mass land-demands of the “Affirmative Repositioning Movement” headed by suspended Swapo-Party Youth League leader, Job Amanda.
The ex-colonial regime soldiers gave the 1st of April this year as deadline for the government to meet their demands, while Amupanda’s movement has threatened to take land for themselves if authorities continue to ignore demands.
Kashuupulwa described demands by the ex-colonial regime soldiers and that of the Affirmative Repositioning Movement as an action tantamount to the cause of disorder in the country.
“We want peace and stability in this country,” the Oshana Regional Governor charged, adding that the State cannot be threatened by individuals.
He at the same time issued an assurance that the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) and other law-enforcement agencies will continue to ensure national security and the maintenance of law and order in the country.
“Maybe they (ex-colonial government combatants) are having the 1st April fools in mind, but we take it serious,” Kashuupulwa cited.
He on the other hand advised the young people to refrain from grabbing land, but rather to apply for it through established procedures.
A number of businesspeople from all over Oshakati attended the Oshakati Town Council’s 4th business breakfast bash which aimed at highlighting and sharing ideas on the town’s development plans.