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The man who moulded the Oshana Region

The man who moulded the Oshana Region

Maria David

REQUESTS have been made that the legacy of the late Sylvanus Vatuva, a former regional commissioner and the founding governor of the Oshana Region who passed away this week, be preserved in history and at least one street should be named after him.


Messages of condolence are still pouring in.


Oshana Regional Governor Elia Irimari was among the leaders who went to console the bereaved family.


Oshana Region late Sylvanus Vatuva former regional commissioner governor
WAKE: Mourners gathered at the late Vatuva’s home. – Photo by Maria David


Irimari said that the death of Vatuva came at a difficult time, a time when the nation is struggling against the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Irimari noted that Vatuva served as Oshana regional governor between 1992 and 1998.


The late Vatuva was a renowned business personality and a freedom fighter, which is considered by many as the man who moulded the Oshana region and who opened the floodgates of development.


He served as the Oshana governor from 1992 to 1998.


President Hage Geingob also described the late Vatuva as a trailblazer and dedicated public servant.


“He played a crucial role in assisting the central Government in dismantling Apartheid Bantustans, and the setting up of administrative structures in the Oshana Region,” said Geingob.


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