Source: New Era (Windhoek)
Emanya — Joy was visible on the faces of the residents of Emanya in the remote area of Nehale Lya Mpingana in the Oshikoto region, who this week received identity documents through an outreach programme to serve rural communities.
Members of the community said they had no idea of when they could be able to obtain identity documents that would make them feel legitimately Namibians. They cited challenges such as long distance to nearest home affairs offices as well as lack of money for transport.
“We are really grateful for the government that has brought services closer to us. It really remained a distant dream for many of us. We are again appealing to the government to return and assist those who could not be helped,” said Hendrina Wapota, whose two children received birth certificates.