Swapo Party

Youth League CC outcome watched with keen interest

Youth League CC outcome watched with keen interest

Martin Endjala The Swapo Party Youth League central committee slated for this Saturday, 29 April comes at a crucial time for the mother body, which itself will be holding its congress at the end of this year. Political observers, opposition parties and the public as well is watching every activity of the Swapo Party with keen interest, as it would be nominating the party’s presidential candidate for the country’s top office, as President Hage Geingob will be serving his second and last term. Swapo President, Hage Geingob is expected to officially open the Youth League meeting on Saturday at Parliament.…
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Geingob calls on members to defend Swapo’s name

Geingob calls on members to defend Swapo’s name

Tujoromajo Kasuto On the occasion of the 62nd anniversary of the Swapo Party, President Hage G Geingob stated that with the party’s ‘’impressive and unrivalled glorious revolutionary history and experience’’ in governance, members should always defend the party, its leadership, programmes and policies, against those who seek to weaken them and spread falsehoods, particularly on social media. He said they should always go out there with confidence, to among others provide political education by explaining to the people about Swapo’s achievements and the party’s political agenda. “In setting and carrying out our developmental agenda, the Swapo Party will continue to…
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Swapo urged to open books amidst Fishrot storm

Swapo urged to open books amidst Fishrot storm

Eba Kandovazu RENOWNED Public Policy analyst, Marius Kudumo, has called on the Swapo Party to hire independent auditors to investigate their books for transparency amidst the Fishrot scandal in which the ruling party is accused of dubiously benefiting with millions under the disguise of governmental objectives from the Fish Corporation (Fishcor). Kudumo says although the party is distancing itself from allegations that it received over N$75 million as per the testimony of former Fishcor Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mike Nghipunya, the party ought to dispute the allegations with factual and tangible evidence. Although Nghipunya strongly suggested that the money was…
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Swapo launches online newsletter and website

Swapo launches online newsletter and website

Eba Kandovazu THE Swapo Party yesterday launched its online newsletter and website, spearheaded by the department of Information and Mobilization, as part of its strategic duty to re-engineer its information drive. The party's Spokesperson Hilma Nicanor said at the launch that the newsletter will ensure that they continue to be relevant within the fast-changing information age. "The Party’s newspaper Namibia Today has been inactive for a while due to strategic and logistical reasons. Henceforth, the Department of Information and Mobilization as directed by the Party’s Political Bureau and endorsed by Central Committee, embarked upon a successful program of implementation to…
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Fatal Swapo rally car accident being investigated

Fatal Swapo rally car accident being investigated

Eba Kandovazu AN accident in which a two- year-old boy was run over by a Swapo Party vehicle while campaigning for the party at Katima Mulilo, is being investigated and a case number has been registered with the police. A culpable homicide case has been registered and a warning statement has been taken from the 29-year-old driver, as well as his drivers license. Landless People's Movement (LPM) Member of Parliament (MP), Utaara Mootu, recently questioned the Minister of Safety and Security, Albert Kawana, whether or not Swapo paid the family for the disappearance of the case at Katima Mulilo police…
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Swapo inaugurates 34 Think Tank members

Swapo inaugurates 34 Think Tank members

Eba Kandovazu THE Swapo Party today inaugurated its newly restructured Think Tank, consisting of 34 members, serving on a voluntary, non-remunerative basis. Secretary General, Sophia Shaningwa, says the group was appointed by the Political Bureau (PB) of the Central Committee (CC) on the basis of competency. It will provide evidence-based policy options on political and economic issues. The group will serve from 2021 to 2022. "It is therefore expected that the Think Tank timeously report to the Secretary General and the Politburo on the outcome of suggested ideas and policies for adoption and action. In the fast changing world, which…
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Hausiku declared national hero

Hausiku declared national hero

STAFF WRITER THE fact that Marco Hausiku died on Heroes Day, 26 August 2021 is not a coincidence but a clear marker of his outstanding contributions to the liberation struggle and the development of an independent Namibia. This was said by President Hage Geingob when he visited Hausiku’s residence to pay his condolences to the family on Monday. Geingob told the family the government had decided to confer on Haufiku the honour of a hero’s funeral. The family accepted the honour. “Under the powers vested in the President by article 32(3)(h) of the Constitution of the Republic of Namibia, read…
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Swapo constituency councillor could be heading out …as APP seeks eight months back pay

Swapo constituency councillor could be heading out …as APP seeks eight months back pay

Andrew Kathindi Swapo party’s Ndonga Linena Constituency councillor in the Kavango East region, Kampota Michael Shiwana, could be forced to relinquish his position. This is after the High Court ordered the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) to disclose to All Peoples Party (APP) 57 ballots that had been rejected. The APP earlier this year through their lawyer, Henry Shimutwikeni, argued that a number of ballots that had been rejected by ECN officials were actually valid. If so, they argued, this would make the APP candidate, Djami Balthazar Daniel, the winner in that Constituency. Shiwana was declared the winner in the…
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Accept reality and strategize accordingly

The ruling party did not perform at last week’s polls as it may have expected. Swapo did not ‘lose’. It still maintains a simple majority, though ground was lost. There is no need for panic within the party faithful. The short-sighted comments by party spokesperson Hilma Nicanor that accuses ‘outside’ forces of trying to unseat the ruling party are not in line with the dignity of the mighty Swapo Party. There is a time to fight hard for the hearts and minds of the people and there is a time to accept reality and strategize accordingly based on the outcomes.…
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The battle for Windhoek Mayor begins … as Swapo loses control of council

The battle for Windhoek Mayor begins … as Swapo loses control of council

Andrew Kathindi The Swapo party has lost control of the City of Windhoek in the local elections. A battle has emerged on who will be the next mayor of the nation’s capital, after new councilors are sworn in. This comes as ruling party Swapo garnered five seats on the Council, having previously held 12, while new player Independents Patriots for Change (IPC) collected four, Affirmative Repositioning (AR) and Landless People's Movement (LPM) picked up two each while Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) and National Unity Democratic Organization (NUDO) both got one seat. AR leader, Job Amupanda, who heads to the Council,…
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