Vice-president on week-long visit to Kunene

15 Sep 2015 15:00pm
KAMANJAB, 15 SEP (NAMPA) – Vice-President, Nickey Iyambo on Monday morning started a weeklong official visit to the Kunene Region.
Iyambo is accompanied by the Minister of Safety and Security Charles Namoloh; Environment and Tourism Minister Pohamba Shifeta; and Works and Transport Minister Alpheus !Naruseb.
The Deputy Minister of Education, Arts and Culture Anna Hipondoka; Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Christina Hoebes; and Deputy Minister in the Presidency in charge of National Planning Commission Lucia Ipumbu also form part of the delegation.
Their official visit started at Seringkop village in the Outjo Constituency where most of the Hai//Om San community members are resettled on various Government farms adjacent to the Etosha National Park.
Outjo Constituency Councillor, Abraham Job told Nampa on Monday that the vice-president attended a meeting with the residents of Seringkop on the same day.
The community members there had the opportunity to directly discuss matters of development on the seven Government resettlement farm units where the Hai//Om community members are resettled on.
Shortly after midday on Monday, Iyambo departed for Kamanjab with a helicopter of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol).
The chairperson of the Kunene Regional Council, Dudu Murorua and Kunene Regional Governor Angelika Muharukua welcomed the high-level delegation at the Kamanjab sports field.
A closed-door meeting then took place for approximately two hours between the visiting delegation and leaders of the region.
Iyambo will visit Opuwo on Tuesday tour some Government projects underway at that town.
He will then meet with the Kunene Swapo Party regional leadership, before holding a community meeting at Opuwo.
On the same day, Iyambo will visit the Otjomuru village, where he is expected to commission an electricity generator producing power of mass voltage.
On Wednesday, he will hold a public meeting with community leaders of the Otjomuru village, and on Thursday, he will meet community members of Etanga and Sesfontein.
On Friday, Iyambo will visit Khorixas and hold a meeting with the town mayor and regional and local authority councillors there.
Iyambo will on Saturday hold a public meeting at Outjo, before travelling back to the capital.