AMINUIS: Long-serving leader of the Batswana ba Namibia Traditional Authority, Chief Constance Letang Kgosiemang, was yesterday laid to rest at the Aminuis Roman Catholic location – home of the Batswana ba Namibia Traditional Authority.
Kgosiemang, who has been at the helm of that traditional authority since 26 April 1979, died of cardiac arrest at his homestead at Netso in the Kalahari Constituency of the Omaheke Region on 15 August 2012.
Speaking at the funeral, President Hifikepunye Pohamba said the late Kgosiemang was a dedicated and unwavering leader of his people, who had stood firm in the face of adversity for good causes.
He described Kgosiemang as a notable foot soldier in the process of nation building and the promotion of the well-being of all Namibians.
Pohamba said that as a leader, Kgosiemang led by example and encouraged his people, especially the young people, to always do their best and lead purposeful lives.
Kgosiemang was an active member of the Council of Traditional Leaders which advices the president on matters related to the utilisation of communal land amongst others.
The Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration is the overall winner of the Ongwediva Annual Trade Fair (OATF) 2012 that ended yesterday.
The event judges declared that the services the Ministry’s staff rendered during the fair was friendly and delivered on time.
The Home Affairs Ministry also handled a large number of applications for birth certificates and passports at its stand during the nine-day trade fair.
Managing Director of Standard Bank Namibia, Mpumzi Pupuma presented the award to the ministry’s team of three officials, led by public relations officer Salome Kambala, during an award-giving function on Thursday evening.
Pupuma indicated that Standard Bank will continue supporting the awards’ ceremony of the OATF, and promised N.dollars 5 000 to the Home Affairs Ministry.
Namibian power utility company, NamPower, was the overall winner of the OATF 2011.