Landless People’s Movement

LPM councils fund students

LPM councils fund students

Martin Endjala The Landless People’s Movement as part of its commitment to free quality education and well-resourced education, have announced a sponsorship for students in regions that it controls to the tune of N$400 000 and have also set aside about N$1.2 million towards tertiary education. The money was paid for registration and tuition fees for students in the region in the two southern regions it governs. This was confirmed by the LPM Youth League Command Leader Duminga Ndala during a press conference today in Windhoek.N$50 000 have so far been spent for tuition fees for students registered with higher…
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PM defends extradition draft with Russia

PM defends extradition draft with Russia

Martin Endjala Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila defended a draft extradition treaty between Namibia and Russia in the National Assembly yesterday. She said that the treaty between Namibia and Russia on extradition of persons for criminal matters is in accordance with the Namibian constitution and therefore supports the draft treaty for tabling in the chamber.Deputy Leader of the Landless People’s Movement, Henny Seibeb who said the draft treaty, creates the impression that the treaty will be retrospective, which he strongly denounced as not allowed in terms of the constitution. The provision, Seibeb referred to, suggests that assistance for extradition shall be…
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Shaningwa tells LPM to fight own battles …as LPM accuses Swapo of staging pistol affair

Shaningwa tells LPM to fight own battles …as LPM accuses Swapo of staging pistol affair

Andrew Kathindi Swapo Party of Namibia Secretary General, Sophia Shaningwa, says the ruling party will not be drawn into a war of words with the Landless People’s Movement (LPM). LPM Member of Parliament, Utaara Mootu on Friday, 23 July, claimed that an incident in which a security monitoring system at parliament is alleged to have picked up a gun in LPM’s lawyer, Patrick Kauta’s briefcase, was orchestrated by Swapo in a move of desperation to frame the LPM legal representatives. “Swapo is not going to fight other people’s battles. Let them fight their own battles and leave Swapo Party alone,”…
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LPM lodges Supreme Court appeal

LPM lodges Supreme Court appeal

Andrew Kathindi The Landless People’s Movement (LPM) has lodged an appeal against the Supreme Court a decision by High Court Judge Kobus Miller, to dismiss its leader, Bernardus Swartbooi, and Henny Seibeb’s application against Speaker of Parliament, Peter Katjavivi. The application was to set aside Katjavivi’s indefinite suspension of the two LPM leaders from Parliament’s Chamber following their forceful removal after being deemed disruptive during President Hage Geingob’s parliamentary state of the nation address last month. The High Court dismissed the application with costs. The appeal was lodged last week on 12 May. The LPM legal representatives argued that Judge…
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Winds of Change in //Kharas and Hardap

Winds of Change in //Kharas and Hardap

Fritz H. Dausab The Landless People’s Movement, the second newest political party in Namibia, less then two years old currently has done what many older parties have never achieved. The achievement of winning 12 Regional Councilors and 39 Local Authority Councilors is a loud voice from disenfranchised voiceless in Namibia. The two regions of //Kharas and Hardap are coming of age after 30 years of oppression. As these winds of change has brought political change in these two regions, in terms of social and economic changes, the Landless People’s Movement have been in tune with its Regional and Local Authority…
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Swapo snubs LPM overtures

Swapo snubs LPM overtures

Andrew Kathindi The ruling Swapo party has snubbed Landless People’s Movement’s (LPM) olive branch and sent out directives to its elected councilors to only work with National Unity Democratic Organization of Namibia (NUDO) and United Democratic Front of Namibia (UDF). This comes as LPM leader Bernardus Swartbooi earlier on Monday revealed that the party would welcome the opportunity to work with Swapo. Following a Swapo Politburo Central Committee meeting, with the aim of reflecting on the recently held elections, Swapo Secretary General Sophia Shaningwa directed regional leadership to “enter into a coalition with only (NUDO) and (UDF) where Swapo party…
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