Hundreds arrive at Independence Stadium for Siver Jubilee

21 Mar 2015 07:30am
WINDHOEK, 21 MAR (MAR) – As Namibians celebrate 25 years of independence on today, hundreds of people are already gathered at the Independence Stadium despite the heavy rain.
The stadium looks beautifully set up with all seats wrapped up in tents and the steps are all coloured in national colours.
Surely this year's celebrations are not in comparison to the usual annual celebrations.
By 05h00 this morning, the general public were already seen storming the gates to enter the stadium and are slowly trickling in to fill their seats.
Members of the public are being transported by municipal busses to this gracious occasion.
Namibia is also blessed with visitors from all over world and especially from countries such as South Africa, Zimbabwe, Cuba and Germany who came to witness the 25th Silver Jubilee celebration of the country.
UNTAG peacekeepers could also be seen entering the stadium gates, which opened here at 06h00.
Cultural troupe Ndilimani is entertaining the crowds whilst the public wait for outgoing President Hifikepunye Pohamba and incoming President Dr Hage Geingob to arive.
Outgoing Deputy Prime Minister Marco Hausiku was the first Namibian dignitary to arrive here, followed by some Generals in the Ministry of Defense.
According to the programme, procedures will start at 9h00 mostly with arrivals of the President-elect and First Lady in waiting Monica Geingos followed by the current Head of State with outgoing First Lady Madam Penehupifo Pohamba.
Namibians will also witness the change of power between outgoing President and incoming President later on.
Geigob will become the Third Namibian President to be sworn-in.
(NAMPA)
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