Security strengthened for Heroes' Day in Walvis Bay

23 Aug 2016 18:00pm
WINDHOEK, 23 AUG (NAMPA) – Security measures have been strengthened and are to be reinforced during the upcoming Heroes’ Day commemoration slated for Friday in Walvis Bay.
Walvis Bay Mayor, Immanuel Wilfred told Nampa upon enquiry on Tuesday, that the town is ready to host the event and preparations are progressing well to ensure that no one is disappointed.
Wilfred said enough manpower from the police force, the army and private security companies have been arranged to ensure that safety and peace are maintained, and that the event runs smoothly during the commemoration at Kuisebmond Stadium.
This is the first time the historic event will be commemorated at the harbour town.
Heroes’ Day commemorates the battle of Omugulugwombashe on 26 August 1966, when South African soldiers attacked People’s Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN) fighters, marking the start of Namibia’s liberation struggle.
Wilfred added that the event will also give the town the opportunity to benefit its tourism, both local and international.
The mayor also indicated that the day is especially dedicated to freedom fighters, therefore recognising the presence of freedom fighters for their contribution during the liberation struggle.
Attempts to obtain more information on what is scheduled for this year’s commemoration lead this agency to only finding out speculation is rife that the schedule is to be announced on Wednesday.
(NAMPA)
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