AR to appoint international ambassadors

20 Nov 2015 10:50am
WINDHOEK, 20 NOV (NAMPA) – The Affirmative Repositioning (AR) movement is to issue formal appointment letters to several Namibians studying and living abroad to serve as the movement's international ambassadors.
AR co-founder Job Amupanda, who made the announcement during a media briefing here on Thursday, said 100 formal appointment letters will be issued to students studying abroad that have landless families living in the country to raise funds for the movement.
Elaborating on the mater, he rubbished allegations that the AR is funded by international donors, saying they are not funded by any organisation.
“We work hard, we don't drink our money like some people. In fact the liberation movement has been receiving a lot of funds, they have even been receiving T-shirts from Sweden.”
He also noted how AR members have been funding the movement with their own salaries, savings and their small businesses, including the funds from his books that were published last year.
The identified ambassadors to be are students studying in Ukraine, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslovakia, Brazil and India, and Namibians that have been living abroad in those countries.
Amupanda said the AR international ambassadors who are to receive formal appointment letters will carry a responsibility to raise funds for the movement and mobilise people who are in solidarity with AR.
Besides that, AR will be hosting an ‘Evaluation Summit’ to reflect and develop new perspectives on its generational program of action over the past 365 days of its existence.
The summit will be held at the International University of Management (IUM) main campus in Windhoek on 28 November 2015.
On 09 November 2014, Amupanda, Dimbulukweni Nauyoma and George Kambala cleared land which they named 'Erf number 2014' in Windhoek's affluent Kleine Kuppe suburb, stating high rental prices in town and nepotism in the municipality as reasons for their actions.
The movement mobilised Namibians countrywide to submit land applications in their respective towns and gave the local authority leaders to respond to their applications on 31 July 2015 or grab land illegally.