WINDHOEK: Namibians will this year commemorate Heroes’ Day at the newly proclaimed town of Omuthiya-Gwiipundi in the Oshikoto Region.
The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology announced in a media statement availed to Nampa on Tuesday that the commemoration event will take place at Omuthiya-Gwiipundi on Sunday.
It was also announced that transport will be provided for members of the public in the northern parts of the country who are interested in attending the event. Designated pick-up points are, amongst other places, being planned for the Guinas, Omuntele, Onyaanya and Onyena constituencies.
The day has been observed every year since Independence in 1990 to commemorate the start of the armed struggle at Ongulumbashe in the Omusati Region in 1966.
Heroes’ Day also serves to honour the sacrifices made in the country’s quest for independence, and is dedicated to those who sacrificed their lives for the struggle for freedom and independence.
Last year, Heroes’ Day was commemorated at Gobabis in the Omaheke Region.
This is the first time it is commemorated in the Oshikoto Region.