By Staff Reporter
Sitting in a traditional wagon is the Namibian Founding Father Dr. Sam Nujoma with the Masubia Chief Kisco Liswani III at Bukalo during the Masubia Cultural Festival held on July 26.
The 2014 Masubia Cultural Festival was organised differently with new gesture such as the Animal Driven Vehicle which was officially demonstrated to the crowed as a gift given to the Chief of the Masubia from Botswana.
At the ceremony, Nujoma thanked the Masubia Community for their support during the liberation struggle of Namibia.
“I recall the Masubia during the time of immemorial and as SWAPO freedom fighters we had secret meetings and we approached them to give necessary assistance to defeat the enemy” said Dr. Nujoma.
He added that unity among the political leaders and the traditional leaders is the cornerstone to achieve the national agendas of the country at large.
“It is very important to us as a nation to respect our tradition and the way of life, a nation without culture and without respecting its traditional and way of life will never be able to work as a team for national issues.” He further said.
Masubia Chief Nkonkwena from Botswana and Chief of the Mashi Community, Chief Boniface Tembwe Mayuni also witnessed the occasion.
At the Masubia Cultural festival were the guest of honours who included the Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Bernard Esau , Minister of Health and Social Services Dr.Richard Kamwi, Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, Doreen Sioka , Deputy Minister of Defence, Petrus Ilonga, Inspector General of the Namibian Police, Sebastian Ndeitunga , Ms.Juliet Kavetuna ,Deputy Minister of Youth, National Service, Sport and Culture, Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, Alpheus Muheua, Erongo Governor Cleophus Mutjavikua, Governor of Omusati Region Sophia Shaningwa and the businesswoman Ms.Martha Namundjebo-Tilahun and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, Mr. George Simataa.
However, Katima Rural Constituency Councillor Warden Matengu Simushi announced the list of the SWAPO Party Candidates for Bukalo Local Authority Elections for August 22, which includes Mr. Luyi Matomola, a School Principal of Nsundano Combined , Mr. Charles Siyauya, an Administrator at the University of Namibia’s Katima Mulilo Campus , Kendy Namatama, a member from the NGO Movement , Ms.Tombi Mwilima, a Community Counsellor at Bukalo Clinic and Ms.Anosca Mutumuswana, a Cook at Sanjo Senior Secondary School Hostel.