Leader of the Ondonga Traditional Authority Fillemon Shuumbwa Nangolo yesterday installed his namesake, Fillemon Shuumbwa Kauluma

The leader of the Ondonga Traditional Authority (OTA) Fillemon Shuumbwa Nangolo yesterday installed his namesake, Fillemon Shuumbwa Kauluma, as the new senior traditional councillor responsible for the Ongulayanetanga District.

Kauluma, 48, is succeeding his late father and former chairperson of the OTA Council, Peter Shimweefeleni Kauluma, who died some eight months ago.

He is a teacher at the Mandume Primary School in Windhoek, Katutura in the Khomas Region.

Kauluma's installation followed a failed attempt by Founding President Sam Nujoma's former bodyguard, Nepando Amupanda, to take over the leadership of the district shortly before the death of the late OTA leader, Immanuel Kauluma Elifas, who was Nangolo's uncle.

Speaking at the installation ceremony here, Nangolo told the audience that Kauluma's appointment is a fulfilment of the responsibility given to him to perform by the two fallen Ondonga leaders (Elifas and Kauluma Sr) in 2010.

He pointed out that the late Kauluma took the decision after realising that his power to fully execute the administration of the district was fading due to ill-health.

Source: Namibia Press Agency