24 Sep 2019 10:10am
ONGWEDIVA, 23 SEP (NAMPA) Oshana Governor, Elia Irimari, has called on Namibians to preserve the inheritance of all cultural norms, saying they teach people to be responsible human beings.
Irimari made the call while officially launching the 2019 cultural festival and exhibition of the International University of Management (IUM)s Ongwediva Campus here on Monday.
A culture-less and lawless human being is just another animal. Our culture and society has made us to be responsible entities that we are today, Irimari told his audience.
He went on to say culture should be upheld as national heritage and nobody should be allowed to attack or destroy the cultural traditions.
Remember, the brave do not abandon their culture. The brave people preserve and jealously guard and protect their traditions and culture, stated the governor.
Irimari noted that culture provides a sense of belonging and it is only through culture that human beings can live in uniformity.
Speaking at the same occasion, IUM Senior Director for Campus Coordination, Sofia Malumbu, said their festival is about commemorating the cultural differences and harmonising the diverse societies.
Malumbu believes cultural festivities promote tribal unity.
The word is becoming increasingly diverse and includes people of many religions, languages, economic groups and other cultural groups, explained Malumbu,
She then called on those present to appreciate other peoples cultures and not allow cultural differences to bring division in the society.
The cultural festival, held under the theme Building and Promoting Collaboration through Culture and Exhibition, will end on Saturday.