Third Swapo-Party extra-ordinary congress 'successful'

23 Jun 2013 08:40
SWAKOPMUND, 23 JUN (NAMPA) ? Swapo-Party Secretary-General Nangolo Mbumba has described the third Swapo-Party extra-ordinary congress held at the coastal town of Swakopmund as ?successful and wonderful?.
?It was well attended and packed by the same people who attended the fifth Swapo-Party ordinary congress in December last year,? Mbumba told Nampa immediately after the closing of the congress on Saturday evening.
He said the main highlight of the extra-ordinary congress was the amendment of the party?s constitution to bring about 50/50 representation of men and women in Swapo?s organs and structures.
The amendment will be implemented after the launch of the amended Swapo-Party constitution.
The amended constitution will come into effect on 26 August this year, a significant day for the Swapo-Party as its armed struggle for liberation was launched on 26 August 1966.
Mbumba also indicated that new two departments have been established to strengthen the party?s secretariat ? a department responsible for agriculture, water and food and security, as well as a department responsible for housing and sanitation.
Equally, he said, the structure of the office of the secretary-general has been strengthened, with the newly-established disciplinary committee and the party?s think tank now falling under his office.
?This means the secretary-general post is formally a full-time job, until the next congress,? he stated.