Tsumkwe residents happy wih ECN and EVMs

28 Nov 2014 20:20pm

Tsumkwe, 28 NOV (NAMPA) - Several residents of the Tsumkwe Settlement in the Otjozondjupa Region are satisfied with the way in which the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) is conducting the Presidential and National Assembly elections. The residents also highly commended the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs), saying these devices make the voting process smoother and faster. ?I am really happy that I was able to stay in the queue only for some 10 minutes before I cast my votes for my political party and political candidate. The voting process today was so smooth and quick. I will sleep peacefully tonight, waiting for the results of the Tsumkwe Constituency,? said Kunta Namce, who voted at the M'Kata Primary School polling station on Friday morning before 12h00. Farm labourer Sao Dham was equally over the moon when this reporter asked him about today's voting process, and thanked the ECN for the introduction of the advanced and technology-sound voting machines. Leon Tsamkgao, the Swapo-Party's representative at the Tsumkwe Community Hall polling station, expressed similar sentiments, saying he has not observed any irregularities since he arrived at this polling station at about 06h30 on Friday morning. Tsumkwe is a constituency in the Otjozondjupa Region, and has about 10 000 inhabitants. A total of 5 917 people have registered as potential voters. (NAMPA) SKE/ND