It's time for CoD to take over State House: Ulenga

12 Oct 2014 08:40am
WINDHOEK, 12 OCT (NAMPA) – The Congress of Democrats (CoD) will, if it comes into power, amend the Veterans’ Act in order to assist all Namibians affected by any adverse actions.
“Where the wounds caused by colonialism and political oppression are still raw and painful, the CoD’s philosophy of equality shall apply. All former exiles shall be given the opportunity for permanent rehabilitation, restitution and resettlement by the State,” read the party’s 2014 Election Manifesto launched here on Saturday.
CoD president Ben Ulenga officially unveiled his party’s manifesto and National Assembly list in the Greenwell Matongo residential area on Saturday.
About 30 party members attended the event.
“The time is now for the CoD to take over State House. Swapo-Party go home. CoD has a magic plan to transform this country,” he said.
“We firmly believe that our five-point plan will help transform our country and society, and build true prosperity doing away with poverty completely,” Ulenga added.
The party stated in 16-page manifesto that it will transform the education system and provide free education from pre-primary to university level.
It would also change the health sector to be free for all.
The CoD would also reform land use, including redistributing farming and agricultural land to landless farming communities as part of a comprehensive, well-planned land reform programme.
As far as its core values and political principles are concerned, the CoD believes in social and economic justice, equity and solidarity. It said it will promote the culture of tolerance, and promoting media freedom.
The party further promised to develop and grow a dynamic civil society capable of actively influencing the development of communities and the nation at large.
The CoD shall also develop bonds of solidarity and friendships all over the world to pursue aims and objectives similar to the party's.
“Together with these allies, the CoD shall seek and promote a development strategy that will put an end to hunger, poverty and human suffering,” stated the manifesto.