By Eliaser Ndeyanale
FOUNDING President, Dr Sam Nujoma, who turns 88 on Friday, will officially hand over a clinic built on his Etunda farm near Otavi, to the health ministry on Saturday, 13 May.
This was announced by Swapo Secretary-General, Nangolo Mbumba, during a media conference on Tuesday.
Mbumba said that the construction of the clinic has been completed, and it will be handed over to Health and Social Services Minister, Dr Bernard Haufiku.
He said that Nujoma had indicated that he wished to dedicate his 88th birthday to the completion of the Etunda Farm Primary School project.
He said that Nujoma’s desire is that everyone, who wishes to celebrate his birthday, should do so by contributing financially or in-kind, towards the completion of the school project.
Mbumba, who pledged a donation of N$5 000 towards the completion of the school, also announced that the ruling party would also be contributing.
“In this regard, the Swapo Party hereby would like to invite all individual or corporate citizens, who wish to celebrate the Founding Father’s birthday, to do so by assisting toward the completion of the school project,” said Mbumba.
Contributions can be paid into a First National Bank account, under the name Etunda Farm Primary School and Clinic.
The account number is 62248689153 and the branch code is 280174.
Mbumba also announced that government will soon erect a monument at Cassinga, in Southern Angola, where about 700 Namibian refugees were killed by the South African apartheid government on 4 May 1978.
Government last week dispatched a technical committee, headed by Safety and Security Minister, Charles Namoloh, to Angola.
Namoloh was one of the senior commanders of Swapo military wing, the People’s Liberation Army of Namibia, during the struggle for independence.
A groundbreaking ceremony, to mark the beginning of the construction of the monument, took place last Thursday. According to Natangwe Ithete, who is also one of the committee members, the Cassinga shrine will be look similar to the Eenhana Memorial Shrine.
Asked why government had taken so long time to erect a monument at Cassinga, Ithete blamed this on the civil war in the neighbouring nation, saying this had made it difficult for the Namibian government to move forward with the plan.
The civil war began immediately after Angola became independent from Portugal, in November 1975, and continued, with some interludes, until February 2002.
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