The Windhoek house, the so-called gift by the Namibian government to the former Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda, is ready and will be handed over any time soon this year.
The house that was previously used as accommodation for judges and expatriate senior public prosecutors 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. There is also a swimming pool.
A previous occupant of the house has described it as comfortable and spacious.
Permanent secretary to the President Samuel Goagoseb told The Namibian yesterday that the renovations are done and the house is ready to be handed over although the date is yet to be set.
“Whenever he [Kaunda] is ready. It could be next month,” Goagoseb said adding that the house would be handed over before end of the year.
He further said an evaluation had to be done in order to determine the house’s exact value.
Goagoseb attributed Namibia’s donation to Kaunda as a token of appreciation for the contribution the former president made in the struggle for the liberation of Namibian through hosting Namibians in his country.
This is the second honour for Kaunda who also has a street named after him in Windhoek.
So good for Kaunda and his family but ordinary Zambians and soldiers who died fighting for Namibia’s liberation are not even remembered.
Zambians were bombed during the liberation struggles and in the process Zambian procured huge debts which ordinary Zambia bore while their leaders resided in luxury.