Laying a foundation for the growth and development of children in an atmosphere of peace and compassion is a basic requirement for all societies, says Deputy Prime Minister Libertina Amathila.
Amathila was addressing students from the Cosmos and Delta high schools in Windhoek this week during a visit by the organiser of the first World Peace Tour Concert, to be hosted in Namibia on April 22 next year.
She said Government applauds the decision of the organisers to select Namibia as the first venue for such an important global music endeavour.
Music legends such as Whitney Houston, Beyoncé, Cool and the Gang, Peabo Bryson and Celine Dion are expected to perform alongside popular and upcoming local artists.
“We believe as Government that the concert will contribute toward spreading the message of peace, compassion and hope for children who are less privileged in the world, and who need social understanding and help to realise their full human potential,”
Amadhila added that Namibia was an appropriate venue for the concert because of its stable, peaceful, friendly and democratic environment.
“We are mindful of the extensive international attention this concert draws to the country, therefore we view the concert as yet another golden opportunity to showcase Namibian hospitality, warmth and talent.”
Concert organiser Wolfgang Hildebrandt said he was excited about the concert and everybody wants to come on board.
“Every day we receive emails from Namibian artists wanting to take part in the concert, and we will be recording a theme song for the concert with the Namibian traditional group Ongombe, who will be flying to Los Angeles for the recordings,”