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INFORMATION STATEMENT from Himba community Epupa, 30 March 2014

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

INFORMATION STATEMENT
EPUPA FALLS
30TH MARCH 2014
WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, AS THE LEGAL AND TRADITIONAL INHABITANTS OF THE EPUPA REGION DECLARE AS FOLLOW:
The delegation of 14 that went to Windhoek this year to collaborate with the government, Chinese and outsiders does not represent us. Only the former headman Hikumene Kapika was born in this area.
1. We do not need outsiders to take decisions on our behalf. Our soil and the soil of our children are not for sale. We do not want the BAYNES HYDRO-ELECRIC DAM
2. We said NO so many times in the past and as the traditional owners of this area we have not changed our decision. This NO is for our all of us: Ovahimba, Ovazemba; in Namibia and Angola.
3. We want our government to adhere to Human Rights laws.
4. No dam will be built at Orokawe without our consent.
5. We are tired of promises of talks from the government.
6. We want the outside world to be informed of what is happening here.
7. We have a right to help from anybody. We do not want to be restricted in our movement.
8. Our new headman came in the place of former headman Hikuminue Kapika; the reason being that he turned his back on his traditional community and collaborated with foreigners. We have strong reason to believe that for the sake of money he signed Orokawe away. No individual has a right to our ancestral land.

On behalf of Epupa/Omavanda Community

Himba Information Statement Original 30 March 2014/Epupa

Himba Information Statement Original 30 March 2014/Epupa

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READ also our previous article:
NAMIBIA: Semi-nomadic HIMBA march again in protest – against dam construction and government attempt to bribe Himba chief’s consent- 29 March 2014

Himba and Zemba People from Angola and Namibia protest thew plans to build hydro Orokawe dam 29.3.2014

Himba and Zemba from Angola and Namibia protest plans to build hydro Orokawe dam 29.3.2014

Himba protst against dam and bribery March 29th 2014- man holding sign revoking Hikuminue Kapika (who accepted bribes)

Himba protest against dam (March 29th 2014) Himba holding sign revoking Hikuminue Kapika as chief (because he accepted bribes to consent to dam against the will of his people)