Oshakati – The need for reinforcement of preservation of existing relations of brotherhood between the peoples of Angola and Namibia, aiming at a peaceful and harmonious co-existence, was defended Wednesday by Angola’s general consul in Oshakati (Namibia), Pedro Walipi Calenga.
The diplomat was speaking on the fringes of a visit he paid to the Oluno rehabilitation centre and Oshakati police station.
He said Angola and Namibia stood together during their respective liberation struggles, hence the need to continue fighting for the wellbeing of the populations.
Pedro Walipi Calenga also spoke of the need for a better relationship and understanding at all levels, mainly regarding peaceful co-existence in order to avoid tribalism.
While admitting there was an excellent bilateral relation, he spoke of the need for its deepening against tribalism between the peoples from both sides of the common border who fought together for the liberation of their peoples seeking the common wellbeing.
He noted that the Consulate of Angola is aware that some Angolans work for Namibians and are not paid for two to three years and when they claim for their rights they are accused of several crimes like rape, domestic violence and others that are judged and sentenced even without proved evidences.
In order to reverse the situation, Pedro Walipi Calenga informed that the Consulate has hired the services of a lawyer to follow and settle the cases with the Namibian prisons and courts.