Hauwanga Defends Pohamba

NORTHERN business mogul, Benjamin Hauwanga commonly known as BH says President Hifikepunye Pohamba is the only President in Africa with children living in poverty.

Hauwanga made these remarks during a press conference on Thursday where he came out in support of Pohamba’s daughter, Kaupumhote Pohamba’s recent tender allocation at Ongwediva.

“Pohamba is the only President in Africa with children living in poverty. People should stop discriminating against the poor child and her dad. She is only trying to make a living for herself like other ordinary Namibians that are venturing into the construction industry,” said Huawanga.

It was recently reported that Kaupumhote and former Old Mutual Africa managing director Johannes !Gawaxab’s daughter, Taschiona, were awarded the tender for their company, Kata Investments, which was formed less than 12 months ago to build 42 core and 19 conventional houses.

She was awarded a N$16,4 million contract by the National Housing Enterprise (NHE) to build houses in Otjiwarongo.

Hauwanga who was speaking in his own capacity as a businessman, said that he was in full support of Kaupumhote’s business activities as she is setting a good example to fellow young Namibian women who are business-minded.

According to Hauwanga, there were people who have complained and were not happy that the President’s daughter received a multi-million dollar tender.

“People are trying to break up this young child with their ugly rumours. Let us support her because she is business-minded. I am supporting her 100%,” he said.

He further said that he will not support Kaupumhote if she does not follow the right procedures to acquire her tenders.

Hauwanga added that Namibia is in need of millionaires like Kaupumhote to contribute to the country’s economy.

He therefore urged aspiring business people to form joint ventures with other Namibians in order to invest in the country’s economy.

Source : The Namibian