NKURENKURU – Former People’s Liberation Army of Namibia (Plan) fighter Eliah Lemmy Muremi has been laid to rest at his home village, Rupara, following his death on 4 October after an illness.
The late Muremi acquired different military training in the field of journalism and was known as the master of communication, who performed outstanding deeds for the country and its people.
His role in the field of communication started during the liberation struggle in exile, serving as the head of communication centres at different centres in exile.
Muremi went on to become Namibia Press Agency’s (Nampa) first regional reporter for the then Kavango region.
Founding President Sam Nujoma described Muremi as a gallant and unwavering freedom fighter – a steadfast former combatant of Plan.
Nujoma praised him for dedication towards the independence of Namibia, saying Muremi sacrificed 15 years of his youth towards the liberation struggle of Namibia.
“Muremi dedicated 15 years of his youth in the liberation struggle and never wavered until the attainment of our freedom and genuine independence,” he noted.
Former President Hifikepunye Pohamba described Muremi as a fearless commander and skilful communicator of note who dedicated his life to the liberation struggle for the freedom and independence of Namibia.
“As a radio specialist, the late Muremi has executed his assignments with commitment and brilliance,” he stated in a message of condolence read by the regional governor.
“Muremi managed to establish communication networks with our people inside the country. Those networks were important in creating an understanding of our struggle for independence and in strengthening unity among our people,” Pohamba added.
Kavango West governor Sirkka Ausiku at the memorial service said Muremi was a humble, friendly and hardworking person, who dedicated his energy to his work to ensure our communities were always informed about government programmes.
“He visited many remote villages in the inland and helped to bring the plight of such communities to our attention,” she alluded.
Muremi is survived by his wife, 11 children and five siblings.