Swapo Pioneers to meet on Friday

14 Aug 2014 15:20pm
ONGWEDIVA, 14 AUG (NAMPA) - The Swapo-Party Pioneers’ Movement (SPPM), a wing of the Swapo-Party Youth League (SPYL), will hold its first congress in Namibia at the Okalongo Constituency in the Omusati Region on Friday.
President Hifikepunye Pohamba will be the main speaker at the official opening of the three-day congress on Friday, and Founding President Dr Sam Nujoma is anticipated to deliver a motivational speech on the same day.
Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, Lempy Lucas is said to be the last secretary of the SPPM elected at a congress held in 1983 during the liberation struggle in exile.
She will present a lecture on the topic “The Importance of Pioneers in Nation-Building and Capacity Development” on Saturday.
“The SPPM has been dormant since Namibia’s independence, hence the decision to revive it to ensure continuity,” said Saara Ndjambula, one of the organisers of the congress.
The movement is tasked with ensuring that Namibian children know the policies, ideology and programme of the ruling Swapo-Party, and at the same time emphasise the importance of education.
Children between the age of six and 18 years qualify as members of the SPPM.
The election of the new members of the SPPM central committee and its secretary will be held during the congress at about 18h00 on Saturday.
Prime Minister Dr Hage Geingob, who is also the vice-president of the Swapo-Party, will officiate at the closure of the congress on Sunday.