Netumbo encourages young people to register as voters

07 Sep 2014 11:20am
OSHIKUKU, 0t SEP (NAMPA) - Foreigner Affairs Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah has encouraged young people, who have turned 18 years recently, to ensure they register during the forthcoming supplementary voters' registration.
Speaking during belated Heroes’ Day commemorations by the community of the Omusati Region's Oshikuku Constituency on Saturday, she pointed out that voters' registration qualify potential voters to participate in the Presidential and National Assembly elections in November this year.
The countrywide supplementary voters' registration kicks off on Monday and will continue until the 20th of this month.
It targets mainly young people, who turned 18 years recently or people who have lost their voters' cards after the general voters' registration held in the country earlier this year.
Apart from being part and parcel of the country's democratic system, Nandi-Ndaitwah said the coming voters' registration process is another opportunity for people to register to be able to cast their votes during the elections.
Speaking on the same occasion, councillor of the Oshikuku Constituency, Modestus Amutse has called on his community to rally behind all Swapo-party candidates who have been elected during the recently-held Electoral College for the next Namibian Parliament.
“Let us seriously support and be confident of our leaders who came out of the pot, and do the same to our comrades who have not come out,” Amutse urged his people.
Nandi-Ndaitwah is one of the Swapo-party candidates settled in comfortable positions on the party's list of 96 parliamentarians after the said Electoral College.