SPYL to host Dr Abraham Iyambo Memorial Lecture

WINDHOEK: The Swapo-Party Youth League (SPYL) will host the first Dr Abraham Iyambo Memorial Lecture at Cornelius Goreseb High School in Khorixas on Saturday.

The late Iyambo, who was the Minister of Education at the time of this death and was the Chairperson of the Swapo-Party Think Tank, died on 02 February last year while in London on official duty.

SPYL spokesperson Job Amupanda said in a media statement issued on Wednesday the lecture is aimed at reflecting on a number of Swapo-Party leaders, but will in particular focus on Dr Iyambo.

“Through the memory of the late comrade Dr Iyambo we will reflect on party revolutionaries who have left footprints for us to follow. We do so with the view to continue where they have left off,” he said.

The inaugural Dr Abraham Iyambo Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Willem Simon Hanse, who served as a special assistant to then Prime Minister Hendrik Witbooi between 2003 and 2005. He also served as special advisor to the Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Theo-Ben Gurirab between 2005 and 2010.

According to the SPYL spokesperson, Hanse was amongst others things selected for his strategy and commitment to the nurturing of the youth.