Pohamba launches Swapo's preparatory committee for elections

22 Jun 2014 14:30pm
WINDHOEK, 21 JUN (NAMPA) - President Hifikepunye Pohamba launched the Swapo-Party’s National Preparatory Committee (NPC), which will be in charge of the preparations for the Presidential and National Assembly elections in November this year, on Saturday.
The NPC under the chairmanship of Pohamba as president of the party, deputised by his vice-president Hage Geingob, consists of five sub-committees. These are the administration and finance; logistics and transport; protocol and security; information, publicity and voter education; and strategy, planning and legal matters sub-committees.
“It is vital for our party to prepare well and to position itself for a landslide victory in the upcoming elections,” Pohamba said, adding that the establishment of a dedicated structure which will take charge of the preparations for the elections has become imperative.
It was recommended that one regional representative for each region be added to the sub-committee for administration and finance, while the sub-committee for information, publicity and voter’s education is allowed to co-opt the required or needed experience.
“To maintain and sustain the same level of confidence the electorate has put in the party, we should strive to remain politically relevant and commit ourselves to effective service delivery,” he said.
Pohamba further stated that the Swapo-Party has emerged victorious in all elections held since Independence in 1990. He said these victories were gained through hard work by engaging in rigorous election campaigns, mobilising the voters to vote for the party, and through mobilising financial and other resources.
He directed the sub-committee for administration and finance to develop a strategy for effective resource mobilisation for the campaign.
The sub-committee for administration and finance is chaired by Immanuel Ngatjizeko who is deputised by Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila with eight other additional members; while the sub-committee for logistics and transport is chaired by Jerry Ekandjo with Agnes Tjongarero as his deputy and five additional members.
The sub-committee for protocol and security is chaired by Erkki Nghimtina, deputised by Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah with seven additional members; and the sub-committee for information, publicity and voter education is chaired by Helmuth Angula deputised by Katrina Hanse-Himarwa with 10 additional members.
The sub-committee for strategy, planning and legal matters is headed by Nahas Angula, with Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana as his deputy, and nine additional members.
(NAMPA)
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