Olufuko Cultural festival

This is the most celebrated cultural festival in the Republic of Namibia
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Olufuko Festival Promotional Video 2014 or Go to our Official Facebook Page

Download Application forms (2015) here by clicking word or pdf (at the end) to book for stalls: Word doc or PDF

Olufuko Cultural Important Dates:

Programme: Olufuko Festival Fundraising Gala Dinner

Date:      24 July 2015
Venue:   Omusati Regional Council Main Hall

Directors of Ceremonies:
Hon. Modestus Amutse
Ms. Queen Ndapewa Avula
Ms. Maria Nepembe

18h00 Arrival of all Guests and Dignitaries

18h45 Arrival of H.E Dr Sam Nujoma, Founding President and Father of the Namibian Nation and Patron of Olufuko

19h00 National and Au Anthems

19h05 Prayer by Deacon Ambrosius Shalumbu

19h10 Welcoming Remarks by: His Worship Matheus Ndeshitila

Performances by: Ondobe yOsino Cultural Club

19h20 Statement by: Tk . Chief Herman Ndilimani Iipumbu, Chief of Uukwambi Traditional Authority

Performances by: Oukwa– Wanakapa Cultural Club

19h30 Statement and Introduction of guest of Honor
by Hon. Erginus Endjala, Governor of Omusati Region

19h35 Keynote Address By: H.E Dr. Sam Nujoma, the Patron of Olufuko Festival


20h40 Vote of thanks by : OB Davids- Business man

20h50 AU and National Anthems

21h00 Refreshments/Dinner

Departure of H.E Dr. Sam Nujoma

Festival: 24 August 2015 to 04 September 2015 (Venue: Olufuko Cultural Centre)

1. What is Olufuko?
Olufuko is a female initiation, under which girls between the age of 15-20 have to go through in order to become mature and marriageable women. It is performed by a woman called Namunganga.

.What is the main objective of Olufuko festival?
2.Among others, objectives of the festival are to:
2.1. inform, educate and entertain with the view to appreciate and enhance traditional and cultural identity.
2.2. create tourism opportunities.
2.3. enhance the purpose of unity amongst our people.
2.4. create awareness within the region through cultural, arts and agricultural activities.
2.5. preserve and promote culture and tradition.
2.6  strengthen the local and regional economy.

When is it going to take place and where?
3. From 24-31 August 2013 and it will take place at Olufuko Festival site at Outapi.

Where is Outapi Town?
4. Outapi is in Omusati Region and it is the capital and administrative centre of the region.

How can one participate?
5. Application forms to book a stand can be downloaded from here

Word doc or PDF,
fill in the application form and fax it to: 065-251128 or email; Olufuko@gmail.com

Who is hosting the event?
6. Outapi Town Council

How do I calculate the distance between Outapi and Windhoek?
7. Please use the international distance calculator here to calculate the distances between various locations.
The distance between Outapi and Windhoek is 890KM.
There are two ways of coming to Outapi using tarred roads from the Capital City Windhoek till, you reach Outapi.
(1) You can go by road from Windhoek to Okahandja, Otjiwarongo, Outjo, Kamanjab, Omakange, Tsandi then to Outapi or
(2) You can go from Windhoek to Okahandja, Otjiwarongo, Otavi, Tsumeb, Ondangwa, Oshakati, Oshikuku to Outapi.

Where can I get more information about Outapi Town?
8. Information about Outapi can be found on its website: www.outapitc.org.na or you can download a booklet titled Outapi Town Council, Investment Ready or watch Outapi Promotional video.

Who sponsored Olufuko Festival 2012?
9. Click here for the list of sponsors

Is there any publication about Olufuko Festival?
10. There is Olufuko Festival Magazine which covers highlights of the festival and it is only printed once a year.

Olufuko Festival Promotional Video 2014

Download Application forms here by clicking word or pdf (at the end) to book for stalls: Word doc or PDF,

Olufuko Bank Account Details:

First National Bank Account name: Olufuko Festival

Branch Code:281673 (Outapi)

Cheque Account No: 62245297488

Contact Person:
Ms Helena Tomas (Senior Manager: Finance, Outapi Town Council)

Other enquiries regarding Olufuko can be directed to the following persons

Contact Ms Nyeuvo Ekandjo at 065 - 251191/ 0812485193 kashikata2010@gmail.com


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ContactOffice of the Chief Executive Officer


Address: Outapi/Tsandi Main Road
Phone: +264 65 251191
FAX: +264 65 251128
Postal Add:P.O. Box 853, Outapi, Namibia
E-mail: otc@iway.na