WINDHOEK: The European Union (EU) Delegation to Namibia and the Namibia Red Cross Society (NRCS) will launch a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion Project for the Kunene, Ohangwena and Kavango regions on Tuesday.
The event is slated for the Mavanze village in the Kavango Region.
The aim of the project is to contribute to an improved health status through increased and sustained access to basic water and sanitation facilities, as well as improved hygiene practices in Namibia.
According to a media statement issued by the EU in Namibia’s Press and Information Officer Natasha Tibinyane yesterday, the project is supported under the Water Facility of the 10th European Development Fund and is managed by the Swedish Red Cross, with its partners, NRCS and the Belgium Red Cross.
The NRCS will be implementing the project over a period of four years, with a total budget of around N.dollars 38.5 million, of which the EU contributes N.dollars 25 million.
A delegation of traditional leaders from the Maharero Royal House on Thursday held a meeting with the Namibian Police’s Otjozondjupa Commander in connection with the Okahandja Red Flag Heroes’ Day Commemoration next weekend.
Senior traditional councillor Elia Kangumine led the delegation to Commissioner Joseph Anghuwo’s office.
According to Kangumine, the meeting with the Regional Police boss was meant to inform him that the Maharero clan was going to hold commemorations at their sacred grounds in Okahandja from 24 to 26 August this year.
He told Nampa that the Maharero clan has finally decided to go to Okahandja and camp there to remember their ancestors.
Kangumine said during past Red Flag commemorations in Okahandja, people walked on top of the graves of their ancestors, which he said humiliated him and others, adding that that is one of the humiliations they would like to correct during this year’s Red Flag Commando commemorations.