Ongango benefiting from annual commemorations

03 May 2016 13:00pm
ONGANGO, 03 MAY (NAMPA) - The commemoration of some of the fallen heroes of the Ovambanderu community in the Kunene Region has contributed to development in the recently demarcated Opuwo Rural Constituency.
This was said by the councillor for the Opuwo Rural Constituency, Kazeongere Tjeundo at the commemoration of Ovambanderu Chief Keharanjo II Nguvauva and his grandfather Tjozohongo at Ongango on Sunday.
Ongango is situated about 90 kilometres west of Opuwo.
According to Tjeundo, it was only after the Ovambanderu started coming to this village that a proper road from Otuani to Ongango was constructed.
“The road was necessitated by the annual commemoration and now we need network coverage and other services,” Tjeundo said.
He appealed to the Ovambanderu Traditional Authority (OTA) to team up with the government to bring development to Ongango.
A senior traditional councillor of the Ovambanderu, Erastus Kahuure told Nampa the OTA will not hesitate to team up with Government and other relevant parties to bring development to this village.
Kahuure told this agency that the authority is planning to consult the village headman and the relevant authorities to set up an office of the OTA at Ongango from where they will run a variety of community projects.
Ngutjiua Tjiramba, in an interview with this news agency on the sidelines of the event, said Nguvauva's burial at Ongango not only contributes to the development of Ongango village but also created a platform for Tjozohongo, who died in 1800, to be known.
Tjiramba told this agency that the OTA is intending to consult the Heritage Council for a library to be built at Ongango in which the history of Kunene as a region will be kept.
Nguvauva was the youngest Chief of the Ovambanderu.
He was born in the royal Ovambanderu family to the late Chief Munjuku Nguvauva II and his wife Aletta Karikondua Nguvauva. He died on 08 April 2011 in Windhoek, where he committed suicide.