Late Jackson Muningandu Kaujeua might have a street named after him in capital

WINDHOEK: The late Jackson Muningandu Kaujeua might soon have a street named after him in the capital.

The City Council approved this recommendation during its monthly Council meeting on Thursday.

Kaujeua, who died on 27 May 2010, was a Namibian musician, composer and singer, and a veteran of the Namibian struggle for independence.

The renaming follows a request by the Namibia Society of Composers and Authors of Music (Nascam) chief executive officer, John Max on 14 April 2014 for the City of Windhoek (CoW) to re-name Johnson Street in Eros, in which the Nascam offices are situated, in honour of Kaujeua.

The CoW’s Street and Place Naming/Renaming Committee supported this request, but after thorough consideration of the proposal to rename the specific street suggested by Nascam, the committee advocates the retaining of the thematic classification of street names in the city.

It noted that the thematic classification which gives recognition to music icons and composers can be found in the Windhoek West suburbs, where street names such as Axali Doeseb, Mozart and Puccini are located, and with the intention to continue with this pattern, it was deemed appropriate to identify a street within that proximity for consideration. Storch Street was identified as the odd street within the area.

It was then recommended that the offices of the Mayor and Chief Executive Officer inform the family of the late Kaujeua and Nascam of the decision to make the necessary arrangements in the event of a street-renaming ceremony.