The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) on Friday officially launched the regional activation of the National Symbols Campaign in the Kavango East Region.
This comes after the campaign was nationally launched at Swakopmund back in June this year.
In a media statement issued to Nampa on Saturday, MICT’s Deputy Minister, Emma Theofelus stated the aim of the campaign is to raise awareness about the protocols and significance of the country’s national symbols.
“National symbols hold a significant place in any nation’s identity. They are not merely icons or emblems; rather, they serve as powerful reminders of our shared values and aspirations as Namibians. Our national flag, coat of arms, national anthem, and other symbols represent the unity, pride and diversity that define our great nation,” Theofelus said.
At the Friday regional event in Rundu, Kavango East Governor Bonifatius Wakudumo stated that a nation that does not respect the singing of its national anthem or its national flag is a lost nation.
“We need to teach our young people the importance of national symbols to promote a common national identity,” the governor said.
Source: The Namibian Press Agency