Ohorongo Cement MD pays tribute to Namibian heroes and heroines

17 Aug 2017 20:30pm
ONDANGWA, 17 AUG (NAMPA) - The managing director of Ohorongo Cement has called on Namibian citizens to always remember the sacrifices of those who fought for the freedom, peace and prosperity enjoyed in the country.
Hans-Wilhelm Schütte made the call during the official inauguration of his company’s cement distribution depot at Ondangwa in the Oshana Region on Thursday.
Schütte at the same time paid tribute to the heroes and heroines of Namibia’s liberation struggle, considering that the month of August is when the Namibian nation remembers its fallen and living freedom fighters each year.
He noted that the challenge for Namibian citizens is to continue where the liberation struggle heroes and heroines have left off, by ensuring that a Namibian house is built in which all its residents have a sense of shared identity.
“If you think about it, much of what we are enjoying today can be traced back to someone in our lives who put it there,” Schütte told his audience.
Speaking at the same inauguration, Oshana Governor Clemens Kashuupulwa said preparations for the national commemoration of Heroes’ Day at the Oshakati Independence Stadium in his region are in full swing.
“Our President Hage Geingob will address the nation on the occasion of the commemoration of Heroes’ Day at Oshakati on 26 August,” Kashuupulwa said.
The governor then invited people of Namibia to participate in the Heroes’ Day commemoration in large numbers.
Marked on 26 August every year, Heroes’ Day commemorates the Namibian fight for independence from South African colonisers and pays tribute to all those who contributed to freedom.