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City of Windhoek Renames Seventeen Streets to Honour Notable Individuals

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Windhoek, Namibia – The City of Windhoek has renamed seventeen streets in honour of notable individuals, with the changes taking effect on Friday. Six of the renamed streets already existed, while eleven were newly established motorways.

Renamed Existing Streets:

  • Jason Mutumbulwa Street (formerly Eneast Peter Nanyemba Street)
  • Ulrich Paulino Street (formerly Sin Street)
  • Gaob Dr Justus ǁGaroëb Street (formerly Johann Albrecht Street)
  • Arch Bonifatius Hausiku Street (formerly Jordan Street)
  • John Kambangula Street (formerly Dam Beach Street)
  • Gen Karel Ndjomba Street (formerly Hennie Laubscher Street)

Newly Established Streets:

  • Jacob Marengo Street
  • Bishop Hendrik Frederik Street
  • Gaob Josophat Gawa-!Nab Street
  • Chief Kamatuara Kukuri Street
  • Frans Kambangula Street
  • Bryan O’Linn Street
  • Karl Kazonndunge Street
  • Festus Kamburona Street
  • Nicodemus Kavikunua Street
  • Adv. Fanuel Kozonguizi Street
  • Simon Sisingi Hiskia Street

These changes affect areas in Auasblick Extension 1, Dolam, Windhoek West, Pionierspark, Olympia, and Goreangab Extension 5, as well as Rocky Crest Extension 4, Elisenheim Lifestyle Village, and Ausblick Extension 1.

Tribute to Contributions

Windhoek’s mayor, Queen Kamati, explained that renaming the streets serves as a tribute to individuals who have significantly contributed to the city’s development and the social well-being of its communities. “We are well aware that we cannot honour them enough, as there is simply no price high enough to pay for the contributions they made to our society. Their contributions, spanning various fields, are simply invaluable. Today we seek to sketch their legacies into the very fabric of our capital city,” she said.

Honourees and Recognition

The majority of the honourees, who have passed away, were represented by their spouses or children. Gaob Dr Justus ǁGaroëb, one of the living honourees, attended the ceremony and expressed his gratitude. “Thank you, Namibia and the Damara people, for the pride I see and receive. What is for your king is also for you. This street honours both you and us,” he said.

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