Christmas lights switched on

WALVIS BAY Residents flocked in droves to a ceremony marking the beginning of the festive season.

17 December 2018 | Events

Immanuel Wilfred; Mayor of Walvis Bay; “Let us plan together for the future, instead of criticising and attacking one another.”


Leandrea Louw - The annual Walvis Bay Mayor’s Day of Unity saw hundreds of people flocking to the municipal lawn to officially welcome the festive season.

Community members joined in the singing of Christmas carols, led by local church choirs.

On behalf of Walvis Bay mayor Immanuel Wilfred, junior council CEO Maurice Hinterholzer said that the spirit of unity should reign this Christmas season.

“As we are on the eve of the festive season, let us look to 2019 with much hope. Soon we will be at the beginning of a new year when new resolutions are happily adopted, only to be abandoned soon after, but as long as we remain hopeful, the determination to improve ourselves personally and collectively should never forsake us.”

The mayor called on residents to use this occasion to start adopting and enjoying the thrill of giving time, thoughts and ideas, and a helping hand to those less fortunate.

“Let us plan together for the future, instead of criticising and attacking one another. Let us end sowing seeds of discord, because in unity we are much stronger. Let us stand together to acknowledge that your achievements should be my achievements too, if we work towards a common cause. Let us embrace and celebrate our differences, our humanity, and our total being as never before. ”

Later the evening, the Christmas lights were switched on. Each child in attendance received a sweet packet to take home.

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