Pohamba calls for peaceful celebration of Christmas

21 Dec 2013 13:10pm
OMPUNGU VILLAGE , 21 DEC (NAMPA) - President Hifikepunye Pohamba has called on the community of Bravo Settlement Centre to celebrate the Christmas festive season with peace, happiness and a genuine commitment to take care of each other.
The Head of State made this call on Friday at the President’s Annual Christmas party for children at Bravo Settlement Centre in Mpungu Constituency of the Kavango West Region.
Bravo is a government-established settlement centre situated about 80 kilometres north of Tsumeb along the Tsinsanbis/Katwitwi road via Mpungu Constituency in the Kavango West Region. The settlement centre’s population is made up mainly of San communities.
“May I call on Mpungu Constituency residents in general, and the Bravo settlement community leaders in particular, to lead by example and to guide the residents of Bravo towards the path of socio-economic development and prosperity through hard work,” he said.
Pohamba encouraged the community leaders to work hand-in-hand with their elected councillors to accelerate the implementation of development projects.
“I am happy to note that the residents of Bravo Settlement now have access to clean drinking water. Pit latrines have also been provided at a number of households,” he noted
The government is also supporting small business initiatives such as brick making, the cattle revolving scheme, bakery and grocery shops for the benefit of the Bravo community.
Pohamba also commended the Bravo community for producing their own food by cultivating various crops.
He further urged the leaders in the community to ensure the expansion of services, such as potable water, decent housing and improved sanitation.
The president expressed his happiness over the progress that has been made in the establishment and construction of important public facilities in the area, such as schools, health centres, a police sub-station and government offices.
He told learners to take their studies seriously in order for them to realise their full potential and become productive citizens as leaders of the future.
“We want to see the children from this community succeeding in their school careers and qualifying to become doctors, engineers, nurses, teachers, architects, agriculturalists, electricians and professionals in various other fields.
School-going children received school bags packed with sweets, biscuits and juices.
Deputy Prime Minister Marco Hausiku and the Minister of Gender Equality and Child Welfare Rosalia Nghidinwa were there to witness the Christmas celebration.