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Erongo governor calls for unity as Swakopmund celebrates 130th anniversary

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Governor of the Erongo Region, Neville Andre Itope, has called on residents of the Erongo Region to unite in order to develop the tourist town Swakopmund further for the benefit of future generations.The governor was speaking during the official openin…

Governor of the Erongo Region, Neville Andre Itope, has called on residents of the Erongo Region to unite in order to develop the tourist town Swakopmund further for the benefit of future generations.

The governor was speaking during the official opening of the town’s 130th anniversary celebrations slated to take place during the month of August.

“Swakopmund caters to Namibians from all walks of life, who call it their home. The town has further developed into a modern city and as we go forward, we must hold hands in unity to develop it for our children growing up here who should know that they are Namibians,” he noted.

The governor emphasised Swakopmund’s touristic importance, noting how the town serves mainly as a holiday resort and that tourists should be welcomed back with the hospitality the town is renowned for.

“Let us not rob them or attack them. Instead, let us cooperate with the law enforcement officers to report any incident that might negatively affect the tourism industry and all be tourism ambassadors for Swakopmund.”

The governor also paid homage to the former and current mayors of the town, particularly the late Alderman Daniel Hangula Kamho, who became the first black mayor of Swakopmund, for ensuring that inclusive development takes place.

Meanwhile the mayor of Swakopmund, Louisa Kativa, encouraged Swakopmunders to consider new partnerships with the municipality to help Swakopmund continue its legacy of success to create the best possible future for the town.

“Today we are also celebrating the achievements that were laid and founded, as well as those who continue working hard towards the development of this town those have laid,” the mayor said.

There are a number of activities lined up for the month of August in celebration of the town’s anniversary, starting with the lighting of historical buildings around the town Thursday evening.

Other activities include live music shows, a street market, sports activities, parades and gospel shows.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency