Hindjou calls on historians to educate Namibians

22 Jul 2019 07:40am
OKAHANDJA, 21 JUL (NAMPA) – Okahandja Mayor, Congo Hindjou has called on the business community to join hands with historians to come up with noble ideas to set up information centres for educating people about Namibian fallen heroes and heroines.
Hindjou was speaking here on Sunday at Red Flag Day where he welcomed all traditional leaders including Ovaherero Paramount Chief, Vekuii Rukoro and the general public to the commemoration.
“We need to educate our people of Namibia and keep our history alive so that they can benefit from it,” he stated.
He said he does not want the elders to die with their rich history, adding that “a nation without history is not a nation”.
He said Okahandja is blessed to have such a massive crowd in honour of heroes like Samuel Maharero and Hosea Kutako who fought colonial occupation.
Red Flag Day, also known as Otjiserandu, is a gathering of the Herero people to commemorate their deceased chieftains.
The mayor said Namibia attracts more tourists due to its history and beauty, therefore it will benefit all Namibians in one way or another to have history information centres.
The commemoration was attended by communities from Namibia, Botswana and South Africa.