Namibia’s gift to Kaunda ready
Windhoek ‑ Renovations to a house that the Namibian government has given to former Zambian President, Dr Kenneth Kaunda, are now complete.
Namibia donated a luxury house to Dr Kaunda, as a token of appreciation for his efforts in helping liberate the Namibian people.
The house, in Namibia’s capital Windhoek, has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a big lounge and a dining room on the upper level with a self-contained lower level that also has a lounge, bedroom and a bathroom.
The house previously served as an official residence for judges and expatriate senior public prosecutors.
The Zambian statesman, contributed immensely by hosting thousands of Namibians in his country during the struggle for the liberation. For many Namibians, Zambia was a second home during the war against former South African colonial regime.
Many Namibians reportedly enjoyed political and material support, as well as unlimited hospitality and friendship from the people of Zambia during that time
The house is the second honour bestowed on Kaunda by Namibia. One of Windhoek’s streets is also named after him. Meanwhile, Permanent Secretary in the Presidency Samuel /Goagoseb was quoted in media saying that renovations were completed and the house is ready to be handed over, although the date for handover is yet to be decided.
Kaunda’s daughter, Cheswa Kaunda-Silwizya was quoted in the Zambian media as saying that her father was very humbled by the gift, which is a recognition of his efforts in assisting to liberate Namibian people.