Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Namibian ruling party gears up for national elections

Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba has launched ruling Swapo party's National Preparatory Committee (NPC) which will be in charge of preparations for presidential and National Assembly elections in November this year. The NPC consists of five sub-committees: administration and finance; logistics and transport; protocol and security; information, publicity and voter education; and strategy, planning and legal matters.

Launching the committee here Saturday, the president said it was vital for Swapo to prepare well and to position itself for a landslide victory in the upcoming elections. It was recommended that one regional representative for each region (province) be added to the sub-committee for administration and finance, while a sub-committee for information, publicity and voter's education is allowed to co-opt the required or needed experience.

"In order to maintain and sustain the same level of confidence the electorate has placed in the party, we should strive to remain politically relevant and commit ourselves to effective service delivery," Pohamba said. Pohamba said Swapo had emerged victorious in all elections held since independence in 1990 through hard work by engaging in rigorous election campaigns, mobilising voters to vote for the party and through mobilising financial and other resources.

Source: The Namibian


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