Geingob pays tribute to late MUN president

26 Nov 2016 07:40am
WINDHOEK, 26 NOV (NAMPA) – The late President of the Mine Workers Union of Namibia (MUN), Risto Raimo Sikongo Hausiku was a son of the soil who displayed the characteristics of exemplary leadership through his work.
In his message of condolence to the family of the late Hausiku presented in a media statement on Friday, President Hage Geingob expressed his appreciation of the union leader’s passion towards fostering alliance amongst mineworkers in Namibia.
Hausiku died in a car accident on Monday evening when a Toyota Corolla he was driving hit a kudu approximately 73 kilometres south of Otjiwarongo on the B1 main road.
Geingob described the 35-year-old Hausiku as a “talented and passionate young man who was committed to the wellbeing, needs and safety of mine workers and one who lived up to the principle captured by the MUN motto of ‘A People United Shall Never be Defeated’”
The President said the union leader was becoming a prominent person in his profession, something that now will unfortunately not be encapsulated.
“And it pains us that due to this tragedy, his enormous potential will not be realised,” said Geingob.
Geingob called on the nation to stand together in support of his family during the period of mourning the loss of a husband, father and brother.
Hausiku left behind his spouse, Loide Nandigolo Naitsuwe Hausiku; his three daughters: Sirka Namutenya Kahirimana, Jemimah Indila Hausiku and Liya Twahafa Hausiku.
The extended family of MUN and the National Union of Namibian Workers have also lost a prominent member of their family that fights for the rights of mineworkers in a mineral rich Namibia, noted the president.
Hausiku also served as a National Executive Member of the National Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW)