AR to convene legal consultative forum in July

26 Jun 2015 18:00pm
WINDHOEK, 26 JUN (NAMPA) – The Affirmative Reposition (AR) movement will convene a legal consultative forum in July this year.
The AR, under the leadership of Job Ampunda, Dimbulukweni Nauyoma and George Kambala, said in a media statement on Thursday that for a month and a half, they have been working underground with a small team of young revolutionary lawyers, preparing for the AR Legal Consultative Forum.
Amupanda said they can now confirm that a conceptual framework for the AR Legal Consultative Forum is complete and they will be convening such a gathering in the first week of July.
Their aim is to consolidate and protect the gains of AR from a legal perspective and to provide understanding and a safety net for the post 31 July 2015 dispensation from litigation, and civil matters for the legal protection of 50 000 land applications under the movement.
Another reason for the forum is to prepare a comprehensive revolutionary legal outlook on what can be done legally to solve the land crisis.
Amupanda added that the forum will prepare draft laws or amendments and make suggestions on how to solve the land question.
The AR Legal Consultative Forum will bring together between 50 to 200 lawyers and legal professionals who are directly or indirectly affected by the land crisis, and people with legal background who sympathise with them, he said.
Details regarding the date, venue, thematic areas, discussion documents and all other details will be announced next week.
The AR aims to improve the socio-economic conditions of Namibia’s urban youth. It was started in late 2014 by Amupanda, Nauyoma and Kambala.
In November 2014, the AR spearheaded the submission of 30 000 individual applications for land at the City of Windhoek and 20 000 at other municipalities in February this year, signifying the desperation for land and making note of the housing crisis in Namibia.
The AR threatened to take land by force should the applications not have been processed and approved by 31 July 2015.