CORRECTION: Venaani pays tribute to Nghidinwa

24 Jan 2018 19:10pm
WINDHOEK, 24 JAN (NAMPA) – Namibians should join hands and fight for the values and principles the late Rosalia Nghidinwa stood for, Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) President McHenry Venaani said Wednesday.
These include gender equality, the empowerment of women and humility, Venaani said while speaking at the State memorial service for the former Cabinet minister held at Parliament Gardens in Windhoek.
Nghidinwa died in the Roman Catholic Hospital in Windhoek on 14 January 2018, when she succumbed to a battle with cancer.
Venaani described the former minister as a “giant of a lady and a strategic leader of the ruling party”.
He added that Nghidinwa belonged to a crop of Namibians who value the ethos of respect.
“Rosalia belongs to a generation of elders that espouse the value of respect amongst citizens. Today we must ask ourselves, especially the younger generation, how is it that we want to have a conversation in our own republic with a precursor of insults before you make your logic?”
He further heaped praise on the role she played in the advancement of gender equality and her efforts to end gender-based violence.
Nghidinwa served as Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Welfare between 2000 and 2005 and as Minister of Home Affairs and Immigration from 2005 to 2012.
She was then appointed Minister of Gender Equality and Child Welfare in December 2012, a position she held until her retirement in 2015.