President urges that some streets be named after people killed in 1904-1908 genocide in Namibia

WINDHOEK: President Hifikepunye Pohamba on Friday urged that some streets in the country be named after people killed in the 1904-1908 genocide in Namibia.

The Head of State made the remarks at a memorial service at Parliament Gardens for 35 skulls and three skeletal remains which arrived here from Frankfurt, Germany on the same day.

The Namibian leader made the suggestion after the Minister of Youth, National Service, Sports and Culture Jerry Ekandjo informed the public that the identities of three skeletal remains are known.

One of the skeletons is that of a Damara woman killed in 1906 in the area of Outjo, and her name was /Nuigabes.

The other two skeletons are of a 12-year-old girl by the name of /Nabuis and her mother, Erna.

They were also Damara, and were both killed by a German farmer.

Pohamba said in order for their names to be known and for them to be remembered for a long time, some streets in the country have to be named after them.