Hindjou calls on historians to educate Namibians

The Mayor of Okahandja, Congo Hindjou has called on business community to join hands with historians to come up with noble ideas to set up information centres for educating people about Namibian fallen heroes and heroines.

Hindjou was speaking here at Red Flag commemoration day on Sunday where he welcomed all Senior Traditional Leaders including Paramount Chief, VekuiiRiruako and the general public.

We need to educate our people of Namibia and keep our history alive so that they can benefit from it, he stated.

He said he does not want the elders to die with their rich history, adding that 'a nation without history is not a nation'.

We are gathered here to celebrate the live of pioneer, United Nation petitioner and a man who took active part in war of resistance against Germany. Just aged 34, he had been a leading commander in the German-Herero war of 1904, he stated.

He said Okahandja is blessed to have such a massive crowd in honour of a man who was known as a man of people.

He said the history of the late Chief Kutako will not be erased or deleted by any one and will remain part of Okahandja town adding that people must be at peace and continue to work in harmony as people of that beautiful town.

The Mayor said Namibia attract more tourists due to its history and beauty therefore it will benefit all Namibians in one way or another adding that Okahandja is known as a garden town of Namibia.

The event commemorations started on Saturday and ends on Sunday.

Attending the event were also people from neighbouring countries including Botswana, South Africa.

Source: Namibia Press Agency