Geingob orders Ueitele to apologise

21 Jul 2016 17:10pm
WINDHOEK, 21 JUL (NAMPA) - President Hage Geingob has instructed the Omaheke Regional Governor Festus Ueitele to issue a public apology to the Ovaherero community and restore the spirit of peace, unity and trust within the Omaheke Region.
The instruction follows an allegation that in a recorded conversation with the Bakgalagadi ba Namibia Chief Hubert Ditsabue and his daughter, Josepha Ditsabue, who is Treasurer of the Swapo Party Women's Council (SPWC), the governor said Ovaherero are the sort of people who do not respect other tribes, and are backstabbers who use other tribes for their own benefit.
Press Secretary at the Office of the President Albertus Aochamub announced in a statement issued on Thursday that President Geingob wrote a letter to Ueitele with regard to recent issues between the governor and the Ovaherero community of the region.
Aochamub said Geingob instructed the Governor to “take concrete steps to bring calm to the situation by issuing a public apology to the Ovaherero community to restore the spirit of peace, unity and trust within the Omaheke Region”.
“The apology is necessitated after recent media reports on the impasse between the Office of the Governor and the Ovaherero community,” Aochamub said.
In his letter to the governor, the Head of State said the “nation has been inundated with various stories in the media about the contentious situation that currently exists in Omaheke,” and that he has “been made aware of certain falsehoods regarding [his] meeting with [Ueitele] on these matters and what [he is] alleged to have said”.
(NAMPA)
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