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Four streets in the Buitepos settlement of Omaheke region were named after local and national political leaders.
The streets were named after Mines and Energy Deputy Minister Honourable Kornelia Shilunga, Omaheke Governor Honourable Festus Ueitele, Regional Councillor for Kalahari Constituency, Honourable Ignatius Kariseb, who is also the Chairperson of the Omaheke region, and Kalahari-based liberation struggle icon Elliot Hiskia.
Honourable Shilunga is also the patron of the Kalahari Homeless Indaba – a housing initiative in the Kalahari Constituency.
During the street name unveiling, Honourable Shilunga mentioned that she was honoured to have a street name after her as street names have symbolic power to which people attach meaning and they foster peace and unity.
Honourable Shilunga urged individuals and businesspeople to plan for development in the street named after her, adding that she would always be indebted to the people of Omaheke region.
Buitepos is a settlement in Kalahari Constituency situated close to the Trans-Kalahari Border Post some 130 kilometres east of Gobabis.