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Geingob is adamant Swapo is fighting corruption

Geingob is adamant Swapo is fighting corruption

Obrein Simasiku President Hage Geingob is adamant that Swapo is not tolerating corruption and is tirelessly working towards combating the scourge that has tainted the once much admired leading party. He says he has on numerous occasions addressed those implicated in corrupt activities by inquiry before firing individuals. He made these remarks at the opening of the 7th Swapo Party congress today, where more than 700 delegates are gathered to deliberate on national issues as well as select new leadership. “I have written letters to those suspected to explain themselves and they often respond, and I tell them, it’s either…
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No disunity in Swapo

No disunity in Swapo

Martin Endjala The Swapo Party President, Hage Geingob, says there is no disunity in the party as claimed by political commentators in the media. Adding that it is likely for a female President to emerge to replace him or a young man who has never been to exile. The only time the party felt threatened was by late former Swapo veteran Hidipo Hamutenya with another political party which saw Swapo losing some of its seats in parliament to the Rally Democracy and Progress (RDP). Geingob further went on explaining that no house is perfect, and that party members can disagree…
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Political parties’ non-compliances<br>to ECN rules a major challenge

Political parties’ non-compliances
to ECN rules a major challenge

Martin Endjala The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) says political boundaries and non-compliance by some political parties to Code of Conduct, are some of its major challenges. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Constitutional and Legal Affairs has been told. ECN Chief Electoral and Referenda Officer, Theo Mujoro, told the MPs the Commission is at an advanced stage to finalise proposed amendments to the Electoral Act. This is enable the operationalization of its independence in accordance with Article 94B of the Constitution with final consultations expected to be completed at the end of this month. “The final round of consultations with…
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Swartbooi rules out any<br>coalitions for the 2024 elections

Swartbooi rules out any
coalitions for the 2024 elections

Martin Endjala Landless Peoples Movement (LPM) Leader, Bernadus Swartbooi is firm that for the 2024 elections, his party will not enter into coalitions with any other political parties or formations. FeelIing that some political parties are not fighting hard enough for the people, but are rather embroiled in chamber fights and personal ambitions. “We can’t sit still, we can’t be quiet when injustices occurs,” says Swartbooi. A member of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP), Bernadus Swartbooi, at a media conference today, also rubbishes news of him having been kicked out of the Pan African Parliament (PAP) during its latest session as…
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Fight of the Titans: Who will it be?<br>…..As Swapo 7th Congress kickoff

Fight of the Titans: Who will it be?
…..As Swapo 7th Congress kickoff

Obrein Simasiku,Tujoromajo Kasuto Tears of joy and sorrow are bound to roll over the weekend, post the much awaited two day 7th Congress beginning tomorrow. Hundreds of delegates are biting off their nails as they eye a seat on Swapo’s top decision making body, the Central Committee (CC). Political commentator, Henning Melber, says the build up to the Congress displayed some remarkable new trends. Pointing to the abstention of the Party and State president, to recommendation; the outreach of candidates to regional delegations and the degree of competition, as some of the notable developments. “More importantly, the pool of office…
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MPs commit to fight against GBV

MPs commit to fight against GBV

Martin Endjala Members of Parliament (MPs) have committed to fight Gender Based Violence (GBV) that of late has taken many lives, living homes deprived. The MPs pledge ahead of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children Campaign, a United Nations campaign which takes place annually from 25 November (International Day of No Violence against Women) and runs until 10 December (International Human Rights Day). This is in collaboration with the White Ribbon Campaign Namibia, a Non-Governmental Organization focusing on engaging men and boys in the campaign. The pledge took place yesterday at Parliament. By speaking…
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Delegates elected in line with party rules-Nicanor

Delegates elected in line with party rules-Nicanor

Martin Endjala SWAPO Party spokesperson, Hilma Nicanor, is saying all delegates elected at districts are eligible to vote in terms of the party’s Article 11. She clarifies this explaining that the party rules are clear who must be a delegate. Nicanor further advises that the party is simply honouring its rules which must be followed by all party members. This comes after leaked information about ineligible delegates having been removed from the congress voting list. It is said that the Oshikoto, //Karas, Hardap and Otjozondjupa regions were the regions that were affected. It is believed that the matter was brought…
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Do the right thing and save lives-NRSC

Do the right thing and save lives-NRSC

Martin Endjala As the custodian of road safety regulator in the country, the National Roads Safety Council of Namibia (NRSC) has again embarked on the daunting task of ensuring that the festive season is free of fatalities on the road by launching today its road safety campaign.The NRSC Executive Secretary, Eugene Tendekule, says the campaign will be rolled out across the country, targeting the B1 and B2 routes respectfully, identified as a hot zone of accidents. From 1-7 December, live calls and interviews will be activated in the Otjozondjupa region, and 15-18 December it will be in Oshana stretching to…
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NC MPs threaten to reject next year’s budget

NC MPs threaten to reject next year’s budget

Martin Endjala Members of the National Council are threatening to reject next year’s national budget if its funds is not increased saying insufficient allocation is currently undermining the powers of the NC in holding executives accountable and carrying out other equally important mandates. The MPs state that the National Assembly often refers budgets and bills to the chamber for further deliberation before approving, a procedure that many has emphasised, saying that it warrants the budget of the NC to be increased for it to serve the nation and its mandate fully. National Unity Democratic Organisation (Nudo)’s Peter Kazongominja says the…
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Authorities warn of major flooding in the South

Authorities warn of major flooding in the South

Obrein Simasiku Authorities are cautioning the public of a possible flooding in the South part of the country due to the Orange river that is overflowing downstream. This is exacerbated by high rainfall experienced in South Africa and Lesotho, which prompted the nations to open the sluice of their dams, thus reeling thousands of cubic metres of water. The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform (MAWLR) has come out alerting the public, most especially those on the Lower Orange River, of possible high river flows and flooding which might cause prolonged inundation in the coming days. “MAWLR learned that…
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