The Students Union of Namibia (SUN) has called on the University of Namibia to rename one of its campuses after the late political stalwart Mburumba Kerina who died last week. He was 89.
The late Kerina has been described as an influential political activist. He was also a founding member of Namibia’s Constituent Assembly and a co-founder of Swapo.
Kerina is also well known as a man who named Namibia, from the colonial name South West Africa. SUN spokesperson Tyson Hihanguapo said one of its mandates is to advocate for the renaming of public institutions or places after Namibian heroes and heroines. SUN stressed Unam has 12 campuses around the country, with three of those named after three Namibian statesmen.
“It is in light of the above undisturbed reality that we emphasised and advocate for the renaming of public institutions or places after our Namibian heroes and heroines that contributed significantly to the existence and wellbeing of Namibia as opposed to naming public institutions after directions, towns, and locations,” Hihanguapo said.
Unam spokesperson John Haufiku was
not available when contacted for comment on the issue yesterday. The students’ movement argued Kerina’s involvement and contribution to the attainment of Namibia’s independence will forever be recorded and appreciated.