CORRECTION: DTA acquires new vehicles for Local Authority electi

03 Aug 2015 16:20pm
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WINDHOEK, 03 AUG (NAMPA) – The DTA of Namibia has purchased 13 new vehicles as part of the party’s preparation for the upcoming Local Authority and Regional Council elections slated for November this year.
The pick-ups with canopies were bought at a cost of N.dollars 2.7 million, said DTA of Namibia's Acting Secretary-General (SG), Elma Dienda during a media briefing here on Monday. The vehicles, branded in the DTA's white, blue and red colours, were displayed outside the party's head office in the Ausspannplatz area of the capital, where the briefing took place.
The party already had two vehicles in use, and now has 15 cars for the upcoming elections.
She said the money used to buy the vehicles was part of funds received from Government. The Minister of Finance, Calle Schlettwein in April this year announced in the National Assembly (NA) that about N.dollars 116 million is allocated to fund political parties, of which the DTA will receive about N.dollars 5.7 million, due to its six seats in the NA and National Council.
Dienda explained that each region will receive one vehicle and the remaining one will be for the SG’s use.
“We will be distributing these vehicles to all regions during the course of this week so that our organisers and coordinators in all regions have ease of excess to any and all parts of the country, and can commence with voter education campaigns to ensure that people have the information required, so that the supplementary registration process can proceed without any major hiccups,” said the DTA Member of Parliament.
Dienda added that the party will have a strategic workshop this weekend to plan for the upcoming elections, and all members of the executive committee will be present.
“We will also be officially launching our campaign after the workshop,” she said.
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