KATIMA MULILO: President Hifikepunye Pohamba expressed unhappiness about the ongoing violence against women and children, the spread of HIV/AIDS, teenage pregnancies and baby dumping.
Pohamba said this in a statement read on his behalf by Deputy Prime Minister Marco Hausiku during the opening of the 15th annual meeting of the Council of Traditional Leaders in Namibia currently underway in Katima Mulilo, Caprivi Region yesterday.
He used the opportunity to express concern about the ongoing violence against women and children in our country, adding that this problem requires urgent attention.
Pohamba directed that government, especially law-enforcement agencies and Traditional Authorities, must join hands to find appropriate solutions, and for traditional leaders to advice their community members to educate their children on cultural values in order to prevent passion crimes, the spread of HIV/AIDS and unplanned pregnancies.
A 46-year-old man died in a car accident on the gravel road between Uis and Khorixas on Sunday after he lost control over the vehicle he was driving, and it overturned.
According to the Namibian Police Force’s crime report of Monday, the vehicle was travelling from Farm Weldeurede to Khorixas when the incident happened at around 16h30.
The deceased driver has been identified as Bernatitus Bannie Birisamub.
He died on the spot after he was thrown out of the vehicle when it rolled.
One of the two passengers, Moses Gurirab, sustained serious injuries to his head and right arm, and was transferred from the Khorixas State Hospital to the Katutura State Hospital on the same day.
The second passenger, Aggasi Aibman Gariseb, survived the accident with minor injuries.