Namibia’s Ondangwa airport will be officially renamed to Andimba Toivo Ya Toivo, in honor of the country’s late liberation struggle hero on Aug. 22.

The airport, strategically located at the center of northern Namibia, provides links to southern Angola and additionally serves as a refueling stop for flights to Central Africa and beyond.

The official renaming event will be officiated by Namibia’s Vice President, Nangolo Mbumba, airport custodians Namibia Airports Company (NAC) said Thursday.

Kamati said NAC then set in motion the procurement process to rename the airport which will be known as Andimba Toivo Ya Toivo Airport.

“Naturally when we got the go-ahead from the shareholder, we got working and it will culminate in the special event to honor this late son of the soil,” NAC Board Chairperson Leake Hangala added.

Boasting a new terminal building inaugurated in 2015, the state of the art airport houses a restaurant, bistro, curio shop, foreign exchange service, sufficient and comfortable seating, car rental facilities and automated parking management system.

Toivo Ya Toivo was a founder member of the South West African People’s Organization (SWAPO) and during the liberation struggle, he spent time at the Robben Island and was released in 1984. Enditem

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