City of Windhoek to commemorate World AIDS Day Wednesday

04 Dec 2017 12:20pm
WINDHOEK, 04 DEC (NAMPA) – The City of Windhoek (CoW) will hold a belated World AIDS Day commemoration at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Wednesday.
CoW Public Relations Officer, Lydia Amutenya said in a media statement recently, the City, in collaboration with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Ministry of Health and Social Services, Namibia Red Cross Society and other stakeholders will host an event to contribute to HIV/Aids awareness.
“As the local authority of Namibia’s capital city, we have a leading role to play in social development to uphold the improved living standards of the city’s residents,” Amutenya said.
The event will be held under the global theme ‘Right to Health’, and aims to place emphasis on the active engagement of men in the accessing of health facilities. World AIDS Day is commemorated globally on 01 December each year since 1988.
Activities will commence with a street procession from the corner of Clemens Kapuuo and Siegfried Tjimesa streets towards the stadium at 09h00. The programme is expected to end at 12h00.
Windhoek Mayor, Muzee Kazapua and his deputy will address the public and invited guests, which include representatives from various ministries, non-governmental organisations and UNAIDS.
Local entertainers including, Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Ambassador, ‘The Dogg’; the OYO Dance Troupe; and ‘One Blood’ will provide live musical performances.
“There will also be a soccer match aimed at emphasising the role of youth in the ‘Kicking to Zero’ new HIV/Aids infections campaign,” said Amutenya.
Namibia’s official commemoration of World AIDS Day was held on Friday in Katima Mulilo, Zambezi Region.