The Namibian mission in Angola celebrates Namibia’s 24th independence anniversary at Lubango

ONGWEDIVA: The Namibian mission in Angola is celebrating Namibia’s 24th independence anniversary at Lubango in that country’s Huila Province today.

A group of about 20 people, including the chairperson of the Ohangwena Regional Council, Paulus Mwahanyekange, and that region’s chief regional officer (CRO), Daniel Kashikola, left Namibia for Lubango via Oshikango on Tuesday.

The Namibian Embassy in Angola selected the Huila Province for the independence anniversary celebrations because of the historical role it played in Namibia’s struggle for freedom and independence.

The embassy, as part of its celebration activities, organised a business forum involving Namibian and Angolan businesses in Lubango, which was scheduled to take place prior to Independence Day.

A statement issued by the embassy said ‘the aim is to bring the two business communities together with a view towards sharing experiences, overcoming obstacles, fostering trade and investment, and further exploring other opportunities’.

The embassy has also organised a series of cultural events involving both Namibian and Angolan cultural performers, which is aimed at strengthening people-to-people relations between the two sister countries.