Ndeitunga calls for unity among the Ovaherero people

30 Aug 2017 19:30pm
WINDHOEK, 30 AUG (NAMPA) – There have been mixed emotions among various leaders of Ovaherero and the community at large on the impasse that has threatened to tear the tribal group.
Despite calls by various leaders for the warring parties to reach an amicable solution, such calls are yet to come to fruitition.
Amongst those who have made such a call is head of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Inspector-General Sebastian Ndeitunga, who on Monday through the Otjiherero radio service requested that the leaders from the two factions come together to address their differences.
“The world is laughing at us and it is not good that it does. Let the parties please find way to come together and iron out the differences for a better future,” Ndeitunga said.
The factions in reference are the OtjikaTjamuaha Royal House under the leadership of Chief Tjinaani Maharero and the Ovaherero Traditional Authority (OTA) led by Chief Vekuii Rukoro.
Another leader, Chief Vipuira Kapuuo of the OTA told this agency that it puzzled him as a leader that there was so much interest among the leaders and elders of the Ovaherero people, yet they failed to come together and resolve these differences that have torn them apart.
Speaking on Otjiherero radio on Wednesday morning, Kapuuo said after almost every commemoration during the past few years, the interest in resolving the dispute have reached a climax, but no action was taken.
Kapuuo however said that he would not like to discuss this subject over the phone, but preferred to make time to sit with media for the subject or his view thereon not to be blown out of context.
Responding to Nampa on behalf of the OtjikaTjamuaha Royal House, Phanuel Kaapama said they always were willing and prepared to cooperate, leading them to get into the settlement agreement in 2014 through the High Court on which an amount close to N. dollars 1 million was spent.
“I don’t think coming together around the same table is the problem here. I think we have a problem of some of our leaders not to act in good faith after settlement agreements,” said Kaapama.