17 Apr 2016 13:20pm
SWAKOPMUND, 17 APR (NAMPA - Political leaders have called on Namibians to have faith in Government, noting that their problems will soon be addressed.
This was the core message delivered by various leaders during the Erongo Regions belated 26th Independence celebration at Swakopmund on Saturday.
Swakopmund Constituency Councillor, Juuso Kambueshe pleaded with the public to be patient and to continue to celebrate independence as Government is hard at work to better their lives.
Though you might think you do not have reasons to celebrate independence because of your social status, we request you to celebrate in a joyous mood as your needs will soon be met, Kambueshe told the community.
On her part, Swakopmund Mayor Paulina Nashilundo said the day is meant to honour and celebrate the heroes and heroines of the liberation struggle.
This is a great day to remember those who sacrifice their lives for the independence we enjoy today. We salute and always honour them, said the mayor.
Minister of Urban and Rural Development Sophia Shaningwa, who also spoke at the event, highlighted Government projects aimed at providing housing to poor Namibians and other members of society.
She also pleaded that citizens give her ministry a chance to complete their land delivery plans which will provide decent shelter to every Namibian.
Let us not hate each other or fight with our leaders. We must give leaders our full cooperation as they are dedicated to ensuring that the housing backlog is addressed, she said.
Apart from speeches delivered on the day, residents sang and dance to liberation songs.
Local traditional cultural groups such as Kufamosha, the Festus Gonteb Cultural Group, Omupembe and Etenda dance groups entertained the crowd of about 200 people.
The event was also attended by Erongo Governor Cleophas Mutjavikua, Kavango West governor Sirkka Ausiku and Deputy Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Derek Klazen.