Vekuii Rukoro promises to continue fighting for Govt to recognize position of OvaHerero Paramount Chief

OKAHANDJA: Advocate Vekuii Rukoro on Saturday promised to continue fighting for Government to recognize the position of the OvaHerero Paramount Chief.

He was speaking at Okahandja Commando one in the Otjozondjupa Region, shortly after being inaugurated as OvaHerero Paramount Chief by OvaHerero holly fire traditional commander, Abisai Mungendje and the OvaHerero community.

Various traditional councilors under the OvaHerero Traditional Council unanimously elected Rukoro at Ehungiro in the Otjinene constituency in September 2014 as the successor of OvaHerero Paramount Chief Kuaima Riruako, who died in Windhoek on 02 June 2014 after a short illness at the age of 79.

However, Government does not recognize the position of OvaHerero Paramount Chief, even when Riruako was alive.

During his three-hour long speech, Rukoro said it must be clear to the world that the OvaHerero have no war against their haters or any Government of the day.

He said the new Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Sofia Shaningwa told the OvaHerero Traditional Authority (OTA) in a letter earlier this year, that she rejects Rukoro’s application to be recognized as OvaHerero Paramount Chief.