CoD elective congress begins

05 Jul 2014 16:30pm
ONGWEDIVA, 05 JUL (NAMPA) - Members of the Congress of Democrats (CoD) are gathered at Ongwediva in the Oshana Region for a two-day elective congress.
President of the CoD, Ben Ulenga officially opened the congress on Saturday.
He said the gathering will elect new leaders of the party, and another important aim is to deliberate on the country’s education system.
Ulenga said discussion on the education system is needed in order to address the poor performance of learners and school-dropouts the nation is faced with for the past 24 years after independence.
He noted that Namibia’s education system produces more than 60 per cent failures every year because the government under the Swapo-Party fails to provide textbooks to each learner.
“The children are not to blame for their failure. The Swapo government is unable to provide Mathematics textbooks to each child in school and allow children to share textbooks,” argued Ulenga.
The CoD president also blamed the ruling party for the unemployment that so many Namibian young people are facing.
Instead of creating job opportunities for the youth, Ulenga said, the Namibian government wants “all the young people to become self-employed”.
Ulenga used the same platform to call on Namibian people to shun tribalism and/or ethnicity by always aiming at building a ‘One Namibian One Nation’ which disregards skin colour, race and social status of individuals.
The congress will end Sunday morning.