Council of Traditional Leaders congratulates Witbooi as |KhoweseGaob

Vice Chairperson of the Council of Traditional Leaders, Gaob Immanuel |GAseb said the |Khopese Traditional Community is fortunate to have the new designated Gaob Hendrik Ismael Witbooi as the successor of late Gaob Hendrik Witbooi.

In a speech read on his behalf at the coronation of Ismael Witbooi on Saturday in Gibeon, |GAseb said Witbooi has big shoes to fill by succeeding someone who served his community with passion during the diffivult era of the liberation struggle.

I wish to congratulate you on your designation as the Gaob of the |Khopese. You are succeeding someone that was wise and a dedicated leader who advocated for peace and tranquility among his traditional community. Your coronation and designation marks indeed a glorious day in the history of your community, |GAseb said.

|GAseb appealed to all |Khopese community to rally behind their Gaob by rendering him their full support to take the community on a new path towards unity, peace and stability.

The Council of Traditional Leaders pledges its full support and cooperation to you Gaob Witbooi. We look forward to welcoming you as a full member of the Council of Traditional Leaders in your capacity as Gaob of the |Khopese Traditional Authority.

|GAseb said the coronation comes at a time where traditional communities are confronted by notable challenges such as poverty, unemployment, inequality and severe drought that has a negative impact on the livelihood of communities.

We are however confident that Gaob Witbooi will deal with such challenges in an inclusive, wise and participatory manner. May God continue to bestow His precious blessing upon you and all the people entrusted to your leadership, |GAseb concluded.

Source: Namibia Press Agency