Ongandjera People United Party allegedly hampers NCCI activities

09 May 2014 13:20pm
ONGWEDIVA, 09 MAY (NAMPA) – Sources within the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) Northern Branch claim that the controversy surrounding the Ongandjera People United Party is hampering NCCI activities at Okahao.
The informants, who preferred not to be named, told Nampa earlier this week that an NCCI elective conference scheduled for the Okahao satellite branch failed to materialise on several occasions last month as a result of the formation of the Ongandjera People United Party.
“Officials were dispatched from the NCCI Northern Branch office in Ongwediva to administer the elections of members of the executive committee for the NCCI Okahao satellite branch on several times, but to no avail,” the sources alleged.
The same informers charged that apart from Okahao, the controversy surrounding the formation of the Ongandjera People United Party has also delayed the elections of the executive committee members of the Outapi satellite branch.
All other satellite branches of the NCCI in northern Namibia at Oshakati, Ongwediva, Ondangwa, Eenhana, Helao Nafidi, Omuthiya, Okalongo, Ruacana, Onesi, Tsandi, Okongo and Oshikuku have completed their elections.
The chairperson of the NCCI Northern Branch’s executive, Tomas Iindji confirmed that election of office bearers for the Okahao and Outapi satellite branches have failed to take place on several occasions.
However, he rubbished claims that the elections could not materialise because of the formation of the Ongandjera People United Party.
“Elections failed to take place due to the fact that members of the two branches could not meet the quorum every time we arranged the elective meetings,” Iindji explained.
The two branches, he said, have been given another opportunity until 20 May to arrange and complete the elections of their branch leaderships, otherwise their branches will not be represented at the national NCCI conference which is due to take place in Windhoek next month.