19 Oct 2014 18:50pm
WINDHOEK, 19 OCT (NAMPA) The Swapo-Party has elected a member of the Swapo-Party Elders Council, George Trepper as its candidate for the Windhoek West by-election.
Speaker of the National Assembly Theo-Ben Gurirab announced this during a Swapo-Party star rally held at Zoo Park in the capital on Sunday.
The Windhoek West by-election is scheduled to take place on 14 November 2014. It was necessitated by the death of Windhoek West regional councillor, Shikwetepo Haindongo in August 2014.
Haindongo, 61, died in the Medi-Park Hospital in Ongwediva after a short illness.
In his acceptance speech, Trepper promised to bring about much-anticipated change in the constituency such as hostel accommodation for University of Namibia and Polytechnic of Namibia students.
He also promised to work hand-in-hand with the City of Windhoek to avail more affordable land for housing in the Windhoek West constituency.
These are some of the issues I will address in this constituency. In order to address these issues, I will need everyone to double their efforts to bring development to the constituency, he said.
Meanwhile, Gurirab also welcomed more than 80 new Swapo-Party members from different political parties.
Namibia has many political parties, with wrong advice. I am here to welcome all those who were wrongly advised. Swapo is here to stay. We (political parties) must tell our people the truth, he said.
Gurirab said the Swapo-Party is ready for the upcoming by-elections in Windhoek West and Endola Constituencies, as well as for the Presidential and National Assembly elections scheduled to take place on 28 November.
A total of eight National Unity Democratic Organisation (Nudo) leaders joined Swapo on Sunday. This comes after Nudo City councillor, Benedictus Kandundu resigned and joined the ruling party earlier this month.
The rest of the new members were from various other political parties.
More than 500 people attended the rally.