Opposition lawmakers accused the government of excluding them from negotiations with Germany, as did the representatives of the two tribes.
Namibian opposition lawmakers condemned the agreement with Germany on the genocide of thousands of Herero and Nama people during the colonial period in Parliament on Tuesday (June 8), accusing Windhoek of excluding them from negotiations, just like The representatives of the two tribes are the same. “They ruled out the Namibian community. What the government did was apartheid”, Edson Isaac, who attacked the opposition Landless People’s Movement Namibia (LPM), said that negotiations between the two governments have resulted in “Discount Agreement”.
After more than five years of difficult negotiations, Germany admitted at the end of May that it had committed “Genocide” In this southern African territory colonized from 1884 to 1915, it was announced that more than 1.1 billion euros of development aid had been paid in 30 years.The agreement was accepted by the Namibian government as “A step in the right direction”It was rejected by many Namibians, including representatives of the Herero and Nama communities, who said they were not invited to the negotiating table.
“You betrayed us”, Accused Utaara Mootu, another LPM MP. “This agreement can be signed between the governments of Germany and Namibia, but the vast majority of people and the Nama and Herero will reject it with due contempt.”Josef Kauandenge, the head of another opposition party, the National Unity and Democracy Organization (NUDO), issued a warning.
According to Namibian Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, she called for “Keep unity”, The relevant community is “Fully negotiate in the negotiation”The agreement will be signed by the foreign ministers of the two countries, and the date has not yet been determined. Germany also promised to formally apologize.
The agreement was also criticized for the amount of aid compensation, and judged “insult” It is composed of representatives of the two communities.Last week, the Vice President of Namibia admitted that the sum of 1.1 billion euros is “Insufficient”, To ensure renegotiating during project implementation. This aid will benefit the descendants of the two tribes and will be used in particular for land acquisition, road construction in rural areas, water supply and sanitation facilities. About 50 million euros will also be spent on preserving archives of the colonial history of Namibia.