The |Khowese Traditional Authority is fortunate to have the new designated Gaob Hendrik Ismael Witbooi as the successor of late Gaob Hendrik Witbooi: Gaob Immanuel |Gaseb

Vice Chairperson of the Council of Traditional Leaders, Gaob Immanuel |Gaseb said the |Khowese Traditional Authority is fortunate to have the new designated Gaob Hendrik Ismael Witbooi as the successor of late Gaob Hendrik Witbooi.

In a speech read on his behalf at the coronation of Ismael Witbooi yesterday in Gibeon, |Gaseb said Witbooi has big shoes to fill by succeeding someone who served his community with passion during the difficult era of the liberation struggle.

|Gaseb appealed to the |Khowese to rally behind their new leader by rendering him their full support in order to take the community on a new path of unity, peace and stability.

The vice chairperson however added that the coronation comes at a time when traditional communities are confronted by notable challenges such as poverty, unemployment, inequality and severe drought that have a negative impact on the livelihood of communities.

But added that they are confident that Witbooi would deal with such challenges in an inclusive, wise and participatory manner.

Source: Namibia Press Agency