Otjozondjupa Governor unveils tombstone for Jackson Kaujeua

17 Dec 2013 18:50pm
OTJIWARONGO, 17 DEC (NAMPA) - The Otjozondjupa Regional Governor on Monday unveiled a tombstone for liberation struggle icon and musician Jackson Kaujeua at Ovitoto in the Omatako Constituency.
Otjozondjupa Governor Samuel Nuuyoma told Nampa in an interview on Tuesday hundreds of Ovitoto residents gathered at the Kaujeua family cemetery to witness the unveiling of the tombstone.
Kaujeua died in May 2010 at the age of 57, and was buried at Ovitoto.
“The late Kaujeua was one of the war veterans who returned to Namibia from exile and witnessed Namibia becoming independent on 21 March 1990,” Nuuyoma said.
The Otjozondjupa Regional Governor said Kaujeua’s tombstone is a symbol of love and indebtedness from Namibians for war veterans laid to rest in and outside the country.
He said the war veterans sacrificed their lives for the new generation as they liberated Namibia from the yoke of colonialism.
“We should always stand united and maintain the peace and stability brought to us by our heroes and heroines,” Nuuyoma said.
The Ministry of Veterans’ Affairs will erect hundreds of tombstones countrywide for identified war veterans at a cost of over N.dollars 4 million as from this year.
The Otjozondjupa Regional Governor said Kaujeua’s tombstone is one of the tombstones for war veterans erected by the Veterans’ Affairs Ministry.
Kaujeua’s twins Jackson Jackson and Jack Jackson, several traditional leaders from the Omatako Constituency, family members and officials from the Otjozondjupa Regional Governor’s office attended the ceremony at Ovitoto on Monday.