Ohangwena governor denies surrendering NA seat

28 Jan 2015 12:48pm
ONGWEDIVA, 28 JAN (NAMPA) – The outgoing governor of Ohangwena Region, Usko Nghamwa, has dismissed reports that he and his wife withdrew from being sworn-in as members of the National Assembly (NA) in March.
New members of the NA elected during the general elections last November will be sworn-in during March, but speculations were rife that Nghaamwa and his wife Lusia have surrendered their NA positions due to 'unfinished businesses' in the region.
Speaking to Nampa in a telephonic interview from Windhoek, Nghaamwa described reports of him not going to parliament as unfounded.
“I have not surrendered my NA seat that I have been elected for, and the same applies to my wife,” Nghaamwa stated.
He suggested the source of the reports to be detected, investigated and to be dealt with accordingly if the spreading of false information in the society is to be eliminated.
“We are elected by the nation which trust us, therefore my wife and I have no reason to disappoint the electorate by surrendering our NA seats for somebody else,” Nghaamwa explained.
Last Friday, Nghaamwa and his Chief Regional Officer (CRO), Daniel Kashikola - who is also a NA member-elect, bade farewell to the region’s senior education officials during a stakeholders’ meeting held at Eenhana Town’s Haimbili Haufiku Senior Secondary School (SSS).
Nghaamwa told those present that he will be moving to Windhoek to serve the nation in the NA. He also urged them to visit him in Windhoek and give him advice during his term of office as a parliamentarian.
Nghaamwa is in the 55 position, his wife is in position 44 and Kashikola occupies position 67 on the ruling Swapo-Party’s list of new members of the NA who are due to take up their parliamentary seats in March this year.