ECN trains registration officials in far North

29 Jul 2015 12:40pm
OSHAKATI, 29 JUL (NAMPA) – The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) is training 320 officials to be in charge of supplementary registration of voters in the Oshana Region from 05 to 22 August.
The ECN assistant coordinator for the said registration process in the region, Julius Shongolo told Nampa in an interview at Oshakati on Tuesday that the training commenced on Monday and will end on Saturday.
The Oshakati Intermediate Hospital, Ongwediva Trade Fair Centre, Oluno Community Hall, and Oluno Military Base in Ondangwa are the four training venues.
The forthcoming supplementary registration of voters will precede the Regional and Local Authorities’ elections which are due to take place in the country towards the end of this year.
Besides the training of registration officials, the ECN is busy registering privately-owned vehicles to be used during the voters’ registration campaign throughout the region.
The number of vehicles which the ECN needs for its voters’ registration operation was not determined as of Tuesday.
However, members of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Traffic Unit were already on Tuesday tasked to test the roadworthiness of privately-owned vehicles, which registration leaders are going to use in the operation.
This testing of vehicles is being conducted on the premises of the Continental No.1 Business Complex in Oshakati East.
“Other privately-owned vehicles from the community to be used in the operation will also be brought for roadworthiness tests by NamPol officials here this week,” Shongolo pointed out.
The ECN office for the Oshana Region is located on the same premises.