Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL)

SPYL wants youth in decision-making<br>…old guard should be advisors

SPYL wants youth in decision-making
…old guard should be advisors

Obrein Simasiku The Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) will be advocating vigorously for youth empowerment, improvement of the education system and the agricultural sector, as well as increased youth representation at the Cabinet level at the upcoming Third National Policy Conference of the party. In addition, the youth wing would want to see the Prime Minister drawn from the youth, while they want to see youth representation at the decision-making level increased to 40 percent, a process that should lead to the old guard exiting and serving more as advisors, SPYL secretary Ephraim Nekongo said ahead of the conference at…
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Chinese National granted N$1000 bail after stripping female employee naked

Tujoromajo Kasuto A CHINESE employer identified as Li Bailong, who stripped 24-year- old Ruth George naked in full view of the public last Sunday, has today been granted bail of N$1000 by Magistrate Johannes Shuuveni. Bailong briefly appeared in the Katutura Magistrate Court. He was granted bail on condition that he hands over his passport and does not leave the country. The case has been postponed to the February next year for further investigations. He was arrested yesterday afternoon and detained at the Wanaheda Police station, facing charges of defamation of character and assault by threat. He is accused of…
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Sodomy unacceptable – Swapo elders

Sodomy unacceptable – Swapo elders

Andrew Kathindi and Tujoromajo Kasuto The Swapo Party Elders' Council (SPEC) has condemned a proposed move by the Justice Ministry to repael a law that would make sodomy in Namibia legal. The ruling party elders’ position comes as the Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) two weeks ago also condemned the planned move , calling the practice of homosexuality in Namibia demonic and satanic, with SPYL Secretary, Ephraim Nekongo, refusing to back down on the league’s position. “In Namibia we understand that some people are demanding a law that would protect the homosexual/gays and lesbians. In Namibia, by law, homosexuals (gays…
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SPYL livid over sodomy law reforms

SPYL livid over sodomy law reforms

Andrew Kathindi The Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) has hit out at plans by Government to undo a law that has made sodomy in the country illegal, calling the practice satanic. “We would like to express our dissatisfactions on the prioritising of motions / bills in the National Assembly (Parliament). SPYL is sickened by the discussion of homosexual(sic) in the August house which supersedes as matters of urgency,” Ephraim Nekongo, SPYL Secretary said. Nekongo’s comments come as Justice Minister, Yvonne Dausab, on Monday 17 May received a submission from the Law Reform and Development Commission (LRDC), which included a report…
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SPYL’s competence questioned

SPYL’s competence questioned

Andrew Kathindi and Tujoromajo Kasuto President Hage Geingob’s surprise decision to pick a young Member of Parliament (MP) outside of the Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) structures, has given indication that he lacks confidence in the ruling party’s youth wing. This was the sentiment of political analysts speaking to the Windhoek Observer. Former Namibia National Students Organisation (Nanso) Secretary General, Patience Masau, was sworn in as a Member of Parliament, replacing former Defence minister, Peter Vilho. Political Analyst, Ndumba Kamwayah, stated that the President’s decision to appoint youth outside the SWAPO Party Youth League (SPYL) structures to some extent shows…
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Has Iipinge signaled Swapo’s response to its setbacks?

Jackie Wilson Asheeke The social media comments of Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) secretary for educations Hofni Iipinge are destructive. He taunted newly elected local leaders by stating that they can do nothing without the Swapo controlled central government. He is doing a victory dance on the heads of people in Namibia who are desperate for support and reassurance from a stable government. He implied that Swapo would frustrate elected officials of other parties by blocking program funds meant to help the suffering Namibian people. Such statements tend to indicate that Iipinge has no idea of how political power works.…
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Vice Chancellor appointed amidst scandal at NUST

Vice Chancellor appointed amidst scandal at NUST

Clifton Movirongo A new scandal has rocked the Namibia University of Science and Technology (Nust) after the institutions council is accused of overlooking Professor Frednard Gideon for the post of Vice-Chancellor (VC) opting for Dr Erold Naomab, despite him having scored higher during the interview process. This comes as the Nust Council Chairperson, Florette Nakusera on Friday afternoon announced Naomab as the new Nust VC for the next five years, effective January 2021, replacing Dr Tjama Tjivikua. According to information made available to the Windhoek Observer, the Nust Council appointed Naomab for the top post despite him scoring 64.5 percent…
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SPYL weighs into NCAA suspensions

SPYL weighs into NCAA suspensions

Andrew Kathindi Employees’ suspensions and occurrences at the Namibian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) turned into a political storm on Friday 17 July after the Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) weighed in, raising concerns about developments at the state owned enterprise. This comes after videos on social media went viral showing a legal officer at the NCAA, Natalia Isak, being suspended, seemingly after raising concerns about irregularities at the government body tasked with regulating air traffic services in the country. The alleged concerns raised by Isak include unfair and inconsistent salary grades, illegal recruitment processes, modern day slavery and exploitation of…
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