RDP elects new secretary for Omusati

03 Jun 2015 09:30am
ONGWEDIVA, 03 JUN (NAMPA) – The acting Secretary of the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) in the Omusati Region, Michael Shikongo has been confirmed in that position.
Shikongo, who is the principal of Oshalembe Primary School, was elected as the new RDP Secretary for the Omusati Region during the party’s extra-ordinary regional convention held at Ogongo village on Saturday.
He succeeded the former RDP Omusati Regional Secretary, Immanuel Shikongo who resigned from the party to join the DTA of Namibia recently.
Another member of the Omusati RDP regional leadership, Mathias Kativa was elected deputy secretary for the Omusati Region.
Kativa takes over from Johanna Dilu, who has moved from Omusati Region to the Ohangwena Region where she is currently employed.
“The purpose of Saturday’s conference was to elect the regional secretary and his deputy,” Eino Heelu, who is one of the RDP national leaders assigned to the Omusati Region, said while speaking to Nampa on Tuesday.
According to Heelu, 10 regional leaders who will represent the region at the party’s national extra-ordinary convention to be held this year in Windhoek from 03 to 04 July, were also been elected during that convention.
These 10 regional leaders along with 36 delegates elected from 12 districts of the RDP in Omusati Region are to make up a 46-member delegation from that region to the national convention.
The new president of the RDP is anticipated to be elected during the party’s national convention to replace the RDP’s founding president, Hidipo Hamutenya who has retired amidst accusations of poor performance.
“The moral is still high amongst RDP members in Omusati and we will campaign vigorously to recruit more members and put all regional structures in place,” Heelu said.
Jeremiah Nambinga, one of the presidential candidates during the envisaged RDP national extraordinary convention, and two members of the party’s central committee namely Sacky Amenya and Jekonia Kamati also attended the Omusati regional convention.