President Nangolo Mbumba has commended the Namibian Exile Kids Association (NEKA) for continuing to be the voice of the children born in exile at the height of the liberation struggle.

Dr. Mbumba, who is also the patron of NEKA, says the association has managed to bring together members to promote the welfare and preserve the cultural heritage of the struggle through networking and information sharing.

In a speech delivered on his behalf at the opening of NEKA's annual general meeting at Otjiwarongo by the Minister of Environment, Forestry, and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta, Mbumba says the association has done a commendable job since its formation 16 years ago.

He says the children of the Liberation Struggle are, in many ways, a diaspora community that shares a common heritage of Namibian patrimony. 

He says NEKA should join Swapo in mobilising all Namibians, especially the youth, to vote in November's national elections. 

NEKA President, Rauna Amutati said it's time that NEKA take an active role at the national level.

This is the first ever annual general meeting the association has held since its inception to discuss constitutional amendments.

Swapo's Secretary General, Sophia Shaningwa, welcomed NEKA's affiliation with the party.

Shaningwa also called on NEKA to rally behind Vice President Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah as the party's presidential candidate on November 27.

The NEKA AGM will nominate and elect new members to the positions of President, Secretary General, and Treasurer, among others.

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