Namibians urged to remain united

09 Nov 2013 13:40pm
WINDHOEK, 09 NOV (NAMPA) – President Hifikepunye Pohamba on Saturday called on all Namibians to remain united as a people, and to act with great determination towards building a prosperous Namibia.
Pohamba made the call at the funeral service of the late Frederick Matongo, who was laid to rest at Heroes’ Acre just outside Windhoek on Saturday.
Matongo, who was the Secretary of the Swapo-Party Elders' Council, passed away at the Rhino Park Private Hospital in Windhoek last Friday after a long illness.
He was 67.
The Head of State called on Namibians to reject tribalism, ethnicity, regionalism, sexism and racism.
“We owe it to the heroes and heroines of liberation struggle to remain united as a people,” he said.
He also called on Namibians to rededicate themselves to the motto of ‘One Namibia, One Nation’.
“Let us pay tribute and honour our heroes and heroines by committing ourselves to hard work and marching together in unity of purpose in order to make our country a better place for all our citizens,” said Pohamba.
The late Matongo left behind his wife, Helena, and five children.