Former cabinet minister Nghidinwa laid to rest

28 Jan 2018 12:10pm
NKURENKURU, 28 JAN (NAMPA) – Over a thousand people from across the country gathered at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia (ELCIN) cemetery here on Saturday for the burial of former cabinet minister, Rosalia Nghidinwa, who died on 14 January.
The burial, which attracted people from as far as the //Kharas Region, was attended by founding President Sam Nujoma, Vice President Nickey Iyambo, Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila and other members of parliament.
President Hage Geingob, in a speech read on his behalf, said the legacy of the late Nghidinwa will never be forgotten.
“The legacy of comrade Nghidinwa’s dedication to nation building, the development of our country and the social welfare of our people, is one that will endure,” said Geingob.
He said her death is not only a loss to her immediate family and community, but also to the Swapo party, the government, and the nation at large.
Nghidinwa was also described by Nujoma as a person who dedicated herself to the liberation struggle.
He said Nghidinwa and the People’s Liberation Army of Namibia’s intelligence network helped wounded PLAN combatants with medical supplies in the area of Mpungu and Nkurenkuru.
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.