Former governor Vatuva laid to rest

21 September 2020 | People

TUYEIMO HAIDULA

OMUNGWELUME



Former governor of Oshana Region Silvanus Vatuva was buried at the Omulungwelume cemetery in the Ohangwena Region on Saturday.

President Hage Geingob paid tribute to Vatuva, saying he was a hardworking man who served his fellow Namibians with dedication.

Geingob said Vatuva's life was characterised by hard work and dedication to serve fellow human beings and his departure has not only been felt by his family and friends, but by many Namibians who have been following his work with admiration, from the early years of the country's independence.

“A man who had an obvious passion for building a better Namibia by enabling equitable access to services through good governance at the level of local government.

Today, we celebrate a life well lived and in service of our country. We pay tribute to a man who gave true meaning to what it means to be a servant of our country and her people,” he said.

Dedicated

Geingob said Vatuva played a crucial role in assisting the central government in dismantling apartheid Bantustans and setting up administrative structures in Oshana.

“Governor Vatuva will therefore be remembered for his immeasurable contribution to the development of Oshana Region in general, and Oshakati in particular,” the president said.

Former president Sam Nujoma shared the same sentiments as Geingob and said Vatuva was a dedicated and committed public servant who played an important role in setting up administrative structures and shaping the growth path of Oshana Region.

Vatuva was the founding governor of Oshana after independence, serving from 1992 to 1998.

He was also the first regional councillor for Oshakati East Constituency.

He is survived by his wife and children. He died at the age of 87 at a private hospital in the north on 1 September 2020.

[email protected]

Similar News

 

Young, Wild and Free Nikhita

1 day - 20 October 2020 | People

Ester Kamati “I am unique because my journey is unique, my experiences in life, my thoughts, my words, and my actions make me unique.”Known for...

Brand comes on board as procurement policy head

5 days ago - 16 October 2020 | People

Monique Adams Born in Windhoek in 1984, Francois Brand attended Suiderhof Primary School and completed his matric at Windhoek High School. He then moved...

Penetrating a male-dominated career

5 days ago - 16 October 2020 | People

MICHELLINE NAWATISESPaulina Kornelius was born and raised at a village called Ombwana in the Okalongo constituency in northern Namibia. She holds a bachelor’s degree in...

Interior design redefined

5 days ago - 16 October 2020 | People

Michelline Nawatises If there was anything the lockdown has taught us was to appreciate the spaces we live in, and create memories with our loved...

Onesmus Shithigona is Debmarines geo-gem

5 days ago - 16 October 2020 | People

MONIQUE ADAMSOnesmus Shithigona is a soft-spoken introvert who enjoys travelling, a sports fanatic and a lover of Namibian music. Shithigona joined Debmarine Namibia in 2007...

Invest in your success

5 days ago - 16 October 2020 | People

MARISELLE STOFBERGThe vibrant Lizette Smit believes that in order for one to grow, you need to move outside your comfort zone and push yourself beyond...

Chasing the dream

1 week ago - 13 October 2020 | People

Enzo Amuele WINDHOEKAutomotive engineering requires many building blocks and tools. To produce real-world results, one must practically apply mathematics and sciences to tangible problems...

Chasing the dream

1 week ago - 13 October 2020 | People

Enzo AmueleAutomotive Engineering requires many building blocks and tools. To produce real-world results, one must practically apply mathematics and sciences to tangible problems and scenarios.Katjikurupa...

Be true to yourself

1 week ago - 13 October 2020 | People

Octavia TsibesEvery person has a shell. Without this shell, one cannot live. It protects us from the outside, the people, the environment and most importantly,...

New principal for KSS

1 week ago - 13 October 2020 | People

Leandrea Louw WALVIS BAYKuisebmond Secondary School (KSS) welcomed a new principal, Jonathan Mashawu (38), after Sedekia Gottlieb retired earlier this year. Mashawu was a biology...

Latest News

Covid kicks Shiimi in the...

4 hours ago | Ministries

OGONE TLHAGE WINDHOEKThe Covid-19 pandemic has sucked government coffers dry and hit state revenue streams by nearly N$5 billion, thus exerting pressure...

Seven apprehended for wildlife crimes

4 hours ago | Crime

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEK Seven suspects were arrested for wildlife-related crimes in five separate cases recently, of which three are new cases registered...

Unemployment drives youth into electoral...

4 hours ago | Opinion

Yesterday, the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) announced that a whopping 93 independent candidates have been registered to contest in the upcoming regional council elections.In...

APP takes aim at NamWater,...

4 hours ago | Politics

Kenya KamboweRUNDU The All People's Party (APP) says NamWater and the country's various regional energy distributors (REDs) are making a fortune off local authorities,...

Teacher makes extra income from...

4 hours ago | Agriculture

STAFF REPORTERWINDHOEKFarming activities can become an extra income for many Namibians.A science teacher at the Oshilungi Combined School, Anneli Mutumbulwa, chose not to depend on...

Agriculture still feeling the pinch

4 hours ago | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKMeasures put in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus caused disruptions in food chains in Namibia, which in turn posed a threat...

Don't judge on the basis...

4 hours ago | Opinion

TONI HANCOXThe Legal Assistance Centre (LAC) objects to any characterisation of Namibian voters by race or ethnicity. Not all white voters have the same opinions,...

Use of 'war' in electoral...

4 hours ago | Opinion

SOPHIA SHANINGWAOn 17 October 2020, the president of the Swapo Party, Comrade Hage G Geingob successfully launched our campaign for the November 2020 regional and...

What a time to be...

4 hours ago | Sports

LIMBA MUPETAMIWINDHOEKThe year 2020 has been exceptional for Namibian international Peter Shalulile as he not only jointly won the PSL Golden Boot with 16 goals,...

Load More