Etayi Human Rights Day event poorly attended

11 Dec 2016 10:50am
OHAMUTI, 11 DEC (NAMPA) – The commemoration of Human Rights Day at Ohamuti village in the Omusati Region on Saturday was poorly attended.
Less than 100 people attended the commemoration event at the village in the Etayi Constituency.
Speaking to Nampa before the start of the commemoration activities, constituency councillor John Elisa said the poor attendance was a result of all the weddings and burials that took place in the constituency on the same day.
“Some people are attending the mourning for a local young man who died in an accident on Friday,” Elisa explained.
However, some community leaders attributed the poor attendance to people who tend to ignore meetings when invited to attend.
Economic Planning Minister and Director-General of the National Planning Commission (NPC), Tom Alweendo was the main speaker at the event.
He told those present that Government respects the rights of its citizens and as such it organises and holds elections for the people to elect national leaders of their choice every five years.
The Minister further stated that Government is determined to uphold human rights by ensuring that it provides basic services to the citizenry depending on the availability of resources.
Etayi borders southern Angola and is one of 12 constituencies in the Omusati Region.
Human Rights Day is observed on 10 December every year and commemorates the day in 1948 on which the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.