HIPO to hold AGM at Warmquelle

26 Jul 2013 05:00
OPUWO, 26 JUL (NAMPA) – Two-hundred delegates are expected to attend the Hizetjitwa Indigenous Peoples’ Organisation (HIPO)’s annual general meeting (AGM), set to start at Warmquelle in the Kunene Region on Friday.
The chairperson of the HIPO Board of Directors, Daniel Mbalundu told Nampa on Thursday that the HIPO AGM is being held in all constituencies in the organisation’s areas of operation on a rotational basis, and is taking place in the Sesfontein Constituency this year.
Last year, the HIPO AGM was held at the Ombumbu Village in the Omusati Region’s Ruacana Constituency.
The aim of the rotation exercise is to give all the organisation’s members a chance to attend and know more about the organisation.
“The AGM will discuss issues mostly pertaining to the improvement of the livelihood of the community of Kunene and Omusati, where HIPO operates from,” Mbalundu explained.
He said topics to be discussed at the AGM will include the improvement of educational services and health facilities for its members, as well as advocating and lobbying for other developmental issues which are in the interest of HIPO’s members.
According to Mbalundu, the Directors of Education for the Omusati and Kunene Regions, as well as the Director of Health for the Kunene Region, Thomas Shapumba have confirmed that they will attend the meeting.
The keynote address at the official opening was set to be delivered by the Governor of the Kunene Region, Josua //Hoebeb.
Also expected to attend the AGM are a HIPO delegation from Angola, and a representative from the Working Group of Indigenous Minorities in Southern Africa (WIMSA).
The meeting is scheduled to end on Saturday.