Windhoek street named after Bishop Tjijombo

01 Jun 2015 10:10am
WINDHOEK, 01 JUN (NAMPA) – The City of Windhoek on Sunday honoured a pioneer of the liberation struggle when they renamed Preuke Street after Bishop Peter Daniel Katikisa Tjijombo of the Apostolic Church.
Speaking at the renaming of the street in the Windhoek Central Constituency to Bishop PDK Tjijombo Street, Deputy Mayor Mwadhina Veico described Tjijombo as a “mentor, leader and shepherd”.
She said the council of the City of Windhoek believes that this gesture (renaming the street) shows its appreciation for the sacrifices Tjijombo and other unsung heroes of the liberation made so Namibians can live in a free country.
She added that it is high time that the City Council recognises Namibian heroes and heroines in any form possible within the boundaries of the capital.
Veico told the meeting that one of the ways the council is ensuring that this is implemented is by renaming streets in Windhoek that have names which hold no meaning for the communities where they are situated.
In his acceptance speech, which was delivered in Otjiherero and translated to English, Tjijombo told the gathering being steadfast pays off in the end.
He called on the community to work together and promote peace and harmony at all times.
The bishop is one of the beneficiaries who received a house under the Ministry of Veterans’ Affairs’ housing for veterans programme.
He was part of the Swapo delegation which consisted of Chief Munjuku Nguvauva II, Daniel Kaova, Jaendikua Tjongarero, Nathaniel Maxuilili, Hendrik Witbooi, Reverend Erwin Tjirimuje and others who went to Zambia to meet with the party’s leadership in exile in order to brief them about the struggle inside the country.
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