WINDHOEK: The Ministry of Veterans’ Affairs handed over four houses to former liberation fighters for the role they played in Namibia’s liberation struggle on Wednesday.
Minister Nickey Iyambo said if the resources were enough, his ministry could do more for the veterans, but national needs are enormous. Thus, they can only do as much as the resources allow.
Khomas Regional Governor Samuel Nuuyoma also witnessed the occasion at the Goreangab residential area on the outskirts of Windhoek, and said the result of the war left many veterans with issues like health, economic, social and psychological problems.
The Governor said despite their heroic deeds for the independence struggle, many found themselves on the edge of the socio-economic mainstream immediately after independence in 1990.
Renowned politician Hitjevi Veii was one of the beneficiaries, and called on all veterans who received houses so far to keep them in the same condition as they had received them from the Veterans’ Affairs Ministry.
The four three-bedroomed houses were built at a cost of almost N.dollars 2 million. These were amongst the 87 houses built so far across the country in all 13 regions.