SATURDAY the 18th of May is a busy day in the four northern regions of Omusati, Oshana, Ohangwena and Oshikoto.
In the Omusati Region thousands are expected to flock to the Etunda village to join Founding President Sam Nujoma who is celebrating his 90th birthday.
President Hage Geingob, Vice President Nangolo Mbumba and former president Hifikepunye Pohamba will be among the guests and well-wishers that will attend the birthday celebration.
The same day in the Oshana Region, members of the Ondonga traditional community are holding a gathering at Ondangwa in what is expected to a be massive show of support for prince Fillemon Shuumbwa Nangolo’s claim of beimg the legitimate heir to late King Immanuel Kauluma Elifas’ throne.
Simultaneously, members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia (ELCIN) will flock to Oshigambo in the Oshikoto Region where a special church service will be held in the memory of a former Finnish missionary in Namibia, Tuovi Pennanen, who died in Finland on 29 April.
Pennanen was born of Finnish missionaries in Namibia and later in life served as a teacher at the Oshigambo High School and the chief representative of the Finnish Mission Society in Namibia.
Another important activity is taking place in the Ohangwena Region where a strong delegation of kings and senior traditional leaders from a variety of tribes in Angola is visiting Queen Martha Mwadinomho Kristian Nelumbu at her palace in the Omhedi village.