Windhoek — In a typical once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Namibian youths who want to know more about the country's history, would have an opportunity to do so when they come up and meet Founding President, Dr Sam Nujoma, in an interactive meeting billed for next weekend in Katutura.
The interactive meeting between the youth and pioneers, to be held at the Katutura Multi-Purpose Youth Centre on Sunday, is an initiative of the Swapo Party Khomas Regional Office and the Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL).
Announcing the meeting last Thursday, Sophia Shaningwa, chairperson of the preparatory committee for the event, said it is part of Swapo's 50th birthday anniversary.
"The Founding Father is expected to lecture the youth and pioneers of Namibia about the history of the country, particularly about the past experiences of our forefathers, the bitter and heroic struggle waged by Namibians against foreign invasion and colonial occupation and the exploitation of human and natural resources of Namibia," Shaningwa said.
"This is to educate young Namibians to know where they come from and to understand and appreciate our presence today.
"This will enable the young generation to learn lessons from the past, to equip and prepare them to plan and build a better future," Shaningwa said.
Shaningwa, who is the Governor of the Khomas Region, said next weekend's session would enable the youth to "jealously safeguard and protect our hard-won independence, sovereignty and democracy " as they engage the 81-year-old Nujoma on the country's political and economic past.