07 Sep 2014 14:30pm
WINDHOEK, 07 SEP (NAMPA) Swapos 2014 Election Manifesto is a social contract between the party and the Namibian people, through which the party recommits itself to serve the nation, party president Hifikepunye Pohamba says.
He made the statement on Saturday during a Swapo star rally attended by a huge crowd of people at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.
The rally marked the launch of the ruling partys 2014 Election Manifesto, under the theme Consolidating Peace, Stability and Prosperity.
The event also served as the launch of the partys campaign for the 2014 Presidential and National Assembly elections set for November this year.
Addressing party members, supporters and sympathisers dressed in differently styled party colour garments, Pohamba said through the manifesto, Swapo is reiterating its commitment to expanding service delivery to all people.
The manifesto will also be a guide to creating opportunities for economic empowerment of all Namibians and improving the living conditions of the people, especially those in rural and peri-urban areas, he said.
We have compiled a comprehensive Election Manifesto which outlines our major achievements over the years, and articulates the nations development priorities in the coming years to make Namibia a better place for all, said Pohamba, who is also the Namibian president.
These achievements include governance and nation-building, economic growth and job creation, infrastructure development, housing and sanitation delivery, quality healthcare provision, as well as human capital development and deployment.
The governing party, he pointed, out stands ready to work harder to implement the strategies contained in the 2014 Swapo-Party manifesto.
On economic growth and job creation, Swapo, as articulated in its manifesto, promises to grow the economy and create wealth and job opportunities for all.
It further promised to pursue policies and strategies to safeguard macro-economic stability and promote economic diversification and transformation of the countrys economy to be more inclusive and resilient to internal and external shocks.
On agriculture and food security, the party pledges continued advancement of agriculture development through the provision of support services to commercial and subsistence farmers to increase both crop and livestock production.
What the nation should know is this - the Swapo-party will not be starting from scratch - we already have a strong foundation to build on - a foundation underpinned by experience and practical knowledge about governance and implementation of Government policies, Pohamba indicated.
The rally was also attended by Founding President, Dr Sam Nujoma; Swapo vice-president and the partys candidate for the Presidential Election Hage Geingob; as well as the partys Secretary-General (SG) Nangolo Mbumba.