By Eliaser Ndeyanale
VETERAN politician and pioneer of Namibia petitioning to the United Nations (UN) in the early 1960s, Professor Mburumba Kerina is one of 16 beneficiaries who got resettled by the Ministry of Land Reform this month.
Asked how he felt about his resettlement, Kerina (84) who was previously known as Eric William Getzen expressed his gratitude saying he was happy that he finally got a piece of land to graze his animals.
“I am grateful with what the Minister of Lands has done for me and my family. I fought for land and I finally got it. I was a regional councillor for Aminius, working directly with the resettlement but I refused to resettle myself, I wanted other people to be resettled first then the Government would recognise my efforts later,” he said.
He said farming was his hobby and he is going to farm with cattle, goats, sheep, chicken and ducks.
His farm Renette No.232 division K is situated in the Khomas region and measures 1443.8967 hectares.
Kerina an unsung hero and PhD holder is known for coining the name Swapo, as well as Namibia. During his years of petitioning at the UN, he travelled all four corners of the world.
Farm Klippan No.918 situated in Otjozondjupa region was allocated to retired colonel Eddy Shiimi, who in the past was acting chief of security at State House. He resigned from that position in August 2011.
Gotfried /Keib an official at the Ministry of Agriculture is the beneficiary of farm Weissenfels No.35 division C while former Okalongo clinic matron Laina Heita was allocated Farm Weissenfels No.35 division C unit A situated in the Erongo region.
Five beneficiaries of the farms including Kerina are senior citizens whom the Ministry of Land Reform categorised as too old to make a productive impact, but were simply looking for retirement homes by applying for resettlement farms.
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