Geingob pays tribute to Kuushomwa, Nghilumbwa

28 May 2019 08:50am
WINDHOEK, 28 MAY (NAMPA) – President Hage Geingob has expressed his condolences and highlighted the positive contributions of Oshakati East Constituency Councillor, Lotto Kuushomwa and Walvis Bay Municipal Councillor, Ndishoshili Nghilumbwa, who both died on Monday.
Nghilumbwa died in a motor vehicle accident during the early hours of Monday on the Swakopmund-Arandis road and Kuushomwa died Monday morning after collapsing in the National Council.
In a media statement issued Monday by the Presidency, Geingob said as a country in mourning of a stalwart of the liberation struggle and former Vice President, Dr Nickey Iyambo, it is tragic for the nation to experience the passing of two dedicated community leaders in one day.
Kuushomwa from Omusimboti village, served as councillor for the Oshakati East Constituency since 07 December 2004 and chairperson of the Oshana Regional Council between 2010 and 2015.
Kuushomwa, a retired military flight lieutenant and helicopter pilot, joined the National Council in 2015.
Meanwhile, Nghilumbwa became a councillor in 2015, and served as chairperson of the Walvis Bay Council management committee from 2017 to 2018.
Nghilumbwa was Swapo Party Youth League secretary for information and mobilisation in the Erongo Region, and worked at Husab Mine.
“I wish to express my sincere condolences to the wives, family, children, comrades, colleagues and friends. May their souls rest in peace,” said the president.