Oukwanyama Authority closes its annual activities

07 Dec 2013 11:10am
OHANGWENA, 07 DEC (NAMPA) – The Oukwanyama Traditional Council officially closed its activities for 2013 with an official function held at its Ohangwena-based head office here on Thursday afternoon.
The Chairperson of the council, Chief George Nelulu indicated that their activities for the 2014 are scheduled to commence on 21 January 2014.
Speaking during the event, senior headman Nghidinihamba Ndilula of the Oukwanyamas’ Ohaingu District noted that the Oukwanyama Traditional Authority, under the leadership of Queen Martha Mwadinomho waKristian yaNelumbu, engaged in several community programmes this year.
“We catered for the needs of our communities within our limited resources by, amongst others, providing drought relief food for our people and fully sponsored the studies of a student from the Ohangwena Region who is studying accounting at the University of Namibia,” Ndilula said.
The traditional authority also donated N.dollars 10 000 to the Office of Prime Minister (OPM) for the drought relief food programme and offered humanitarian assistance to the orphans and vulnerable children within its area of jurisdiction.
Ndilula used the same platform to shoot allegations that members of the Oukwanyama Council abused the funds of their authority, saying the accusations by certain individuals are false.
“Our bank accounts are audited by professional auditors each year and we have started generating more money for our coffers, unlike before. Our financial record is clear,” he stated.
He then urged those accusing the council of maladministration to come forth to substantiate their claims.
The Oukwanyama Traditional Authority is headed by yaNelumbu. Its districts are Eudaneko, Ohaingu, Omungwelume, Weyulu Hedimbi, Onamutai, Onandova, Omhedi, Onamhinda, Eenhana, Oshikunde and Okongo.