Retired journalist installed as leader of Roman Catholic parish

29 Apr 2019 11:00am
ONGWEDIVA, 29 APR (NAMPA) – Retired journalist Oswald Shivute was on Sunday installed as leader of the community of the Ongwediva Roman Catholic parish for the next three years.
Shivute was installed by priest Mathias Shithigona, the head of the Okatana Roman Catholic region which Ongwediva falls under, along with his two assistants, Beatha Iita (Oshiwambo service) and Jacobin Kakwambi (English service).
The Ongwediva congregation conducts two separate church services every Sunday in Oshiwambo and English.
Also installed officially on Sunday was parish Deacon Albert Ndahalele, who has been in charge of the parish administration since the retirement of Deacon Desderius Hamayulu in 2017.
Shithigona commended Shivute, Iita, Kakwambi and Ndahalele for accepting the responsibility and encouraged them to passionately serve the community.
“Always promote the spirit of teamwork in the parish,” he said.
Ongwediva, Ohakweenyanga, Omusimani and Iitananga are the four communities of the Roman Catholic Church’s Ongwediva Parish.