Oshakati consul defends strengthened Angola/Namibia relations
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.
Speaking to ANGOP, various Angolans asserted that the re-creation of the associations, an initiative of the consulate in Oshakati, will facilitate the control of the Angolan community residing in that region of the Namibian territory. It will also enable a better discussion of the problems affecting Angolans residing in that region. Joaquim Diamantino Pinto said that community is pleased with the work being carried out by the consulate to reorganise the associations, since various citizens are facing great difficulties due to the lack of legal documents.