Air Namibia had an early 26th Independence celebration on Friday last week where staff members showcased, appreciated and highlighted their cultural diversity. Although, Namibia’s 26th Independence anniversary was celebrated last week, the national airline held an early celebration, where various departmental staff wore different styles of traditional attire, representing Namibia’s 14 regions. They also showcased the main traditional cuisine of their particular regions. Air Namibia corporate communications intern Daniel Likius last Friday said Namibia is a n example of unity in diversity. Hence, they found it of importance to treasure the cultural diversity in a manner that unites and benefits the staff. He said the event also gave a chance to staff members from diverse cultural backgrounds to learn more about other cultures. “Mind you, the national carrier has managed to include workers from all Namibia’s regions. This is a great achievement in uniting the nation. It is indeed an achievement worth emulating,” Likius noted. The event was celebrated by all departments of the organisation, including the office of the managing director, commercial division, ground operations, flight operations, finance and procurement, as well as human resources, and crew from both Hosea Kutako International and Eros airports.
There was also a dress code competition. Those who were best dressed in their traditional outfits were rewarded with tickets to spend a night at any Namibia Wildlife Resort facility.
Judges also assessed stalls of different regions in terms goods on display. Kavango West, Kavango East and Zambezi regions scooped the first place followed by the office of the managing director, which represented Oshana, Oshikoto, Ohangwena and Omusati.