Otjozondjupa showcases traditional foods to celebrate heritage week

23 Sep 2017 10:20am
OTJIWARONGO, 23 SEP (NAMPA) - Hundreds of Otjozondjupa residents on Friday gathered at Otjiwarongo to showcase and sell cooked traditional meals in celebrating the week of culture and national heritage.
Some of the food on display included cooked donkey meat, beef, porridge, raw traditional vegetables, beans, mahangu and sour milk, amongst others.
Various traditional and school cultural groups performed dramas, rituals and dances in celebrating the week of culture and national heritage.
The Otjozondjupa Region’s National Heritage Week activities started on Monday and ended Friday and were organised by the Directorate of National Heritage and Cultural Programmes.
Otjiwarongo Constituency Councillor, Julius Neumbo on Friday officially launched the celebrations at Otjiwarongo.
Neumbo urged Namibians to be proud and cherish their diverse cultures, traditions and sites of historical and geographical significance in their areas.
He warned against poaching of wildlife like rhinos and elephants.
“Let us preserve them and derive maximum foreign currencies from tourists and pass this wealth over to the next generation,” he said.
Teachers and 60 primary school learners from Rogate, Tsaraxa-Aibes and Karundu were on Monday transported by the directorate to the Hoba Meteorite situated in the Grootfontein district.
Otjiwarongo residents on Wednesday also travelled to the Waterberg Plateau Park near Okakarara, and watched a documentary on the traditional lifestyle of the San people in Tsumkwe – ‘Ghostland: The view of the Ju’Hoansi’ on Tuesday at the Swanevelder Community Hall.
The 2017 Culture and National Heritage Week Started on Monday and will run until Sunday in all 14 regions.