OTA administrative office could soon be relocated from Aminius to Okahandja

OKAHANDJA: The OvaHerero Traditional Authority (OTA) administrative office could soon be relocated from Aminius to Okahandja.

Aminius, situated southeast of Gobabis in the Omaheke Region, has been the administrative centre for the OTA’s activities for the past years.

Speaking at his coronation in Okahandja on Saturday, OvaHerero Paramount Chief, Advocate Vekuii Rukoro said the reason behind the relocation is the town’s centrality to all his followers in the Otjozondjupa, Omaheke, Erongo, Kunene and Karas regions.

He said Okahandja in the Otjozondjupa Region is the ideal place for activities of a traditional authority because it is where almost all OvaHerero and OvaMbanderu chiefs are buried.

OvaHerero and OvaMbanderu followers come together annually at Okahandja to honor the heroism of their forefathers on the 26 August.

Rukoro argued that Okahandja to the OvaHerero and OvaMbanderu is what Windhoek is to the Namibian people, London to the English, Berlin to the Germans, Moscow to the Russians and Paris to the French; it is their capital city.