Kazapua calls for unity

17 Aug 2017 19:00pm
WINDHOEK, 17 AUG (NAMPA) – Windhoek Mayor Muesee Kazapua has called on Namibians to embrace cultural diversity and guard against the promotion of tribalism, regionalism and xenophobia.
Kazapua made the call at the official opening of the University of Namibia (UNAM)'s annual cultural festival here on Thursday.
“To this day, the world knows no pure culture and each culture has borrowed a thing or two from another, so let us work together in unison,” said Kazapua.
He alluded that cultural diversity is one of the key elements that define Namibia, and that unity in diversity lies in the common cultural practices that different ethnic groups have.
“All cultures are equally important and there is no culture or language that is superior to the other,” he said.
Kazapua encouraged UNAM students to celebrate their cultures, remain proud of where they come from and promote peaceful co-existence in a diverse community.
Speaking at the same event, UNAM Vice-Chancellor Lazarus Hangula said the cultural festival is an important event on the annual calendar of the national institution.
The festival takes place from 16 to 19 August 2017, under the theme ‘Unam@25, showcasing the silver lining in our culturally diverse landscape’.
This year’s festival coincides with the commemoration of UNAM’s 25 years of existence.