Go and register to vote: Omaheke Regional Council Chairperson

11 Feb 2014 18:10pm
GOBABIS, 11 FEB (NAMPA) - The Chairperson of the Omaheke Regional Council, Ignatius Kariseb, has urged all those residing in the Omaheke Region to register for the November presidential and general elections.
Kariseb, who was addressing a section of the community here on Tuesday, said it is the duty of every Namibian to make sure they are registered and ready to take part in any elections that may take place in an independent Namibia.
He said failure to register will result in people not casting their votes in the upcoming elections, which would be a denial of their freedom of expression.
“We need you all to register so that you can take part in the upcoming elections. It is the right thing to do so that you can have an active voice in the political set-ups of the future as they were elected by you,” he said.
According to Kariseb, political leaders need the guidance and involvement of the general public to make decisions that would better the lives of those they serve. For this purpose, it is important to register in order to vote into power the leaders that best address such issues.
“It is best you vote to put your desired leaders that best appeal to your situation, in power. In order to do this, you need to register to cast your vote during the ongoing registration process,” he said.
Namibians will be going to the polls later this year to elect a President, National Assembly and Regional Councillors.
The voter registration process started on 15 January and ends on 02 March 2014.