Elections in Katutura start slightly late

28 Nov 2014 10:40am
WINDHOEK 28 NOV (NAMPA) – Voting in the Presidential and National Assembly elections in some parts of Windhoek’s Katutura residential area started off at a slow pace, as some polling stations opened late.
The Onghuwo Yepongo polling station in Okuryangava’s Tobias Hainyeko constituency opened late due the pre-testing of the electronic voting machines (EVMs).
Also, the delay came about because political party agents did not have accreditation or authorisation to enter the polling stations. The process started slightly late but picked up quickly.
Long queue of voters were observed at the polling station, with some people saying that they have been lining up since 04h00 in the morning.
There were only two party agents present at the polling station – one for Swapo Party and one for the Rally for Democratic and Progress (RDP) - when this reporter was there.
Other polling stations in Katutura that also opened a bit late are the ACM Revival Fountain Church polling station, Martti Ahtisaari Primary School polling station and Roman Catholic Church polling station in Wanaheda as well as the Women's Centre polling station in Okuryangava,
No technical problems were experienced during the kick-off of the voting process.