THE Ohangwena Region is the host of this year’s annual gathering of the national Council of Traditional Leaders.
The tribal leaders indaba takes place at Eenhana from 5 to 9 September.
President Hage Geingob is expected to be the keynote speaker during the official opening ceremony.
Regional Governor Walde Ndevashiya is a happy man and is exhorting his people to welcome the guests, offering excellent service and demonstrating the region’s excellent hospitality.
“We will strive to make their four days stay in our Region a memorable one,” said Ndevashiya.
He said the annual meeting of the Council of Traditional Leaders at Eenhana is expected to have a significant spin-off for the town’s economy. “Hospitality establishments are already fully booked and the guests will, of course, find time to do shopping and visit places in town and in the region,” he said.
Fritz Nghishikilwa, a senior official of the Oukwanyama Traditional Authority, said that Queen Martha Nelumbu, will on September 9 prepare a lunch for her counterparts and their respective delegations at her Omhedi Palace.
The traditional leaders are also expected to visit important places in the region, including the Oshikango border post.
The Council of Traditional Leaders was established by Act 13 of 1997 and is mandated to advise the President on the control and utilisation of communal land and all such other matters as may be referred to it by the President for advice. It also handles activities on a traditional basis.