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Nuuyoma mediates in Kambazembi Royal House dispute

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The Otjozondjupa Regional Governor on Wednesday held a meeting with the Kambazembi Royal House delegation to hear their dispute over the construction of that royal house’s office complex in Okakarara.

Samuel Nuuyoma confirmed to Nampa in an interview on Wednesday that he met with the delegation of the Kambazembi Royal House, headed by Chief Uaakutjo Kambazembi at his office at the Otjozondjupa Regional Council.

The construction of the office complex for the Kambazembi Royal House is sponsored by Government at a total amount of N.dollars 3.5 million and it is expected to be completed in next six month.

The construction had already started in February this year, but some individual members, who are part of the same Kambazembi Royal House headed by Jefta Urika on 12 March this year, wrote a letter to the Governor to oppose any further constructions on the traditional office.

Urika and others argued in their letter seen by Nampa that the proposed construction site of the office was historically wrong.

Meanwhile, Nuuyoma after listening to their arguments today (Wednesday), he advised them to make peace with one another and let the construction continue at the proposed site for development seek.

Chief Uaakutjo Kambazembi of the Kambazembi Royal House on his part concurred with the Governor and said that he will allow the construction of his office complex to continue at the proposed site.

He said his new office would be built in the communal land situated few metres outside the Okakarara Town Council land, immediately after the boundary of the municipal land and that of the communal land.

Chief Uaakutjo Kambazembi said his own house situated in within the Okakarara Town Council land will remain like that.

Chief Uaakutjo Kambazembi was crowned in 2007, a year later after the death of his father, David Tuvahi Kambazembi who died in July 2006.

Kambazembi Royal House is recognised by Government.

(edited)OTJIWARONGO: The Otjozondjupa Regional Governor on Wednesday held a meeting with a delegation from the Kambazembi Royal House regarding a dispute over the construction of that royal house’s office complex in Okakarara.

Samuel Nuuyoma confirmed to Nampa in an interview on Wednesday that he met with the delegation, headed by Chief Uaakutjo Kambazembi, at his office at the Otjozondjupa Regional Council.

The construction of the office complex for the Kambazembi Royal House is being financed by Government to the tune of N.dollars 3,5 million, and it is expected to be completed over the next six months.

Construction work on the complex started in February this year, but some members of the royal house headed by Jefta Urika on 12 March this year wrote a letter to the governor to oppose any further work on the building.

Urika and others, who were not present at Wednesday’s meeting, argued in the letter seen by this news agency that the proposed construction site of the office was historically wrong, saying that the new complex should be built where the Chief's house is currently situated - in the municipal area.

Meanwhile, Nuuyoma, after he had listened to the statements of Chief Kambazembi and his delegation advised that the two groups make peace with each other and let the construction work continue at the proposed site for the sake of development.

Kambazembi concurred with the Governor and said he will allow the construction of the office complex to continue.

The new office is being built on communal land situated a few metres outside the Okakarara Town Council land.

Currently, the Kambazembi Royal House operates from Chief Kambazembi’s private home situated on Okakarara Town Council land.

Kambazembi was made chief of the royal house in 2007, a year after the death of his father, David Tuvahi Kambazembi, who died in July 2006.

The Kambazembi Royal House is recognised by Government.

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