Otjiwarongo celebrates 27th belated Independence Day

27 May 2017 16:40pm
OMATJENE, 27 MAY (NAMPA) - Residents of Otjiwarongo Constituency in the Otjozondjupa Region on Saturday celebrated their belated 27th Independence Day at Omatjene Agricultural Research Centre.
The Omatjene Agricultural Research Centre is situated about 25 kilometres west of Otjiwarongo.
Nearly 300 people, mostly farmworkers and their children, joined by members of the Namibian Defence and Police Forces, gathered to celebrate the day.
Namibia on 21 March 1990, gained its political independence from the apartheid South African regime.
The venues of the national independence celebrations rotate yearly and this year the 27th independence anniversary celebrations were held in Rundu in the Kavango East Region.
Speaking at the event on Saturday at Otjiwarongo, Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services Juliet Kavetuna reminded Namibians about the sacrifices made by the forefathers and mothers to liberate the country from colonialism.
Kavetuna said the country’s independence and freedom need to be guarded against by all Namibians, adding that they should make the country the best example in the world with its clear democratic rule and true peace.
“Their blood indeed waters our freedom and it is good that this freedom we enjoy is also supported by the Constitution,” she said.
A cow and giraffe were slaughtered for the event at Otjiwarongo to feed the people, while several cultural performances entertained them.
Otjiwarongo Constituency Councillor, who is also the chairperson of the Otjozondjupa Regional Council, Julius Neumbo was also at the event.