Head of the OtjikaTjamuaha Royal House will not attend OvaHerero Chiefs’ Council meeting

GOBABIS: The head of the OtjikaTjamuaha Royal House, Tjinaani Maharero, says he will not be part of the OvaHerero Chiefs’ Council meeting starting at Ehungiro in the Otjinene Constituency on Monday.

The Ehungiro meeting is amongst others expected to elect a successor to the late OvaHerero paramount Chief Kuaima Riruako.

It will be attended by various chiefs, traditional leaders and councillors – mainly from the Aminuis-based OvaHerero Traditional Authority.

Maharero told Nampa on Friday as he was not part of the OvaHerero Traditional Authority, he will not make an appearance at the meeting. He however expressed dissatisfaction with the organisers of the meeting for not officially informing him of the event, as it will be held within his jurisdiction.

The Maharero Royal House leader however appealed to his subjects to do all they can to make sure that the large number of people expected at Ehungiro are properly accommodated and well taken care of.

The position of the paramount chief become vacant after the death of Riruako earlier this year after a long illness. Chief Tumbee Tjombe was elected as acting paramount chief but died two months later after a long illness.