WINDHOEK, 21 JUL – President Hage Geingob has called on Namibians to ensure that the correct property rights and well-being of Namibians are protected and safeguarded.
This, according to Geingob, would be in honour of the late Theo-Ben Gurirab, who advocated for correct land appropriation.
Geingob made these remarks during Gurirab’s state memorial service in the capital on Friday, ahead of the land conference slated for October this year.
“The late Gurirab would have wanted us to deal with this vexing question with patience, tolerance and focus on sustainable solutions and we owe this to him,” Geingob noted.
Geingob also described Gurirab as an influential peacemaker who fought against violence, oppression and racism and had no time for small-mindedness.
“Through Gurirab, Namibia is proud to commemorate this deserving son who will be remembered in history as an influential peacemaker of this earth.”
Geingob added that he was proud to have walked a journey with the late Gurirab, from whom he acquired a lot of wisdom since they met at the then Augustineum Teachers’ Training College at Okahandja in the 1950s.
Gurirab died at the age of 80 last Saturday in the Windhoek Medi-Clinic after a short illness.
The late freedom fighter and politician will be laid to rest at Heroes’ Acre on Saturday alongside other fallen heroes and heroines.