APARTHEID STILL BEING PRACTISED IN NAMIBIA, SAYS FOREMER PRESIDENT SAM NUJOMA

WINDHOEK-- Apartheid is still being practiced in Namibia where some farm labourers still find their children being denied access to education, says the southwestern African nation's former president, Sam Nujoma.

Speaking here on Friday at the handing over of a cash donation by Omakutu Fishing Company towards the primary school on his farm near Otavi, about 370 kilometres north of here, Nujoma said the farmers sent their own children to expensive schools while their workers' children remained on the farms without an education.

"This is why I decided to build this school as my small contribution for these children of the marginalised communities living in the area," he said.

Nujoma added that construction of the school itself had been completed and they were now concentrating on completing the hostel, after which the school would be officially handed over to the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture. The hostel is expected to be completed early next year.

Nujoma has also built a clinic at Etunda Farm, which has been handed over to the Ministry of Health and Social Services, to assist the communities living on and near the farm.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK