Namibia holds Council of Traditional Leaders meeting

Namibian President Hage Geingob addresses at the inauguration ceremony of the Walvis Bay International Airport new Terminal Building at Walvis Bay, Namibia, on July 22, 2016. The airport's new building was built by Chinese construction company, New Era Investments at a cost of about 900 million Namibian dollars (62 million U.S. dollars) and now is able to handle a sustained passenger flow of 200 passengers per hour catering for one-million passengers per annum. Walvis Bay International Airport is the busiest airport at Namibia's coastline. (Xinhua/Wu Changwei)
Hage Geingob

The official opening of the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Council of Traditional Leaders was held Monday in Gobabis, an eastern town of Namibia.

Speaking at the event, Namibian President Hage Geingob said that culture is very important and must never be forgotten.

“Culture is one of the most integral foundations of our Namibian House. Culture gives our people a connection to social values, beliefs, morals and customs. It is the glue that binds us as inhabitants of this house, allowing us to identify with one another and thereby cementing the unity that exists amongst us,” Geingob said.

He further stated that traditional leaders are very important.

“As traditional leaders, you have helped to shape the structure and foundation of our society. Through you, we are reminded that we are part of a history that defines our past, shapes who we are today and who we are likely to become tomorrow. You are therefore vital in underpinning our national identity. As leaders and our elders, we look towards our traditional authorities to guide us.” Geingob said.

The event will end on August 23. Enditem

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