Never underestimate opposition: Mutorwa

18 Oct 2015 17:00pm
RUNDU, 18 OCT (NAMPA) – The Swapo Party in the Kavango East Region on Saturday launched its campaign for the Regional Council and Local Authority Elections slated for 27 November 2015.
Speaking during the launch, the Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry John Mutorwa, who is the party’s leader assigned to that region, told the Swapo candidates never to underestimate their competitors.
Despite Swapo’s stronghold in the region, three other political parties will also conduct their campaigns there. They are the DTA of Namibia; All People’s Party (APP); and Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP).
“As you have heard from President Hage Geingob these days - it is 25 years down the line and our citizens want bread and butter - the real issues. They want improvement of their standards of living,” he said.
Mutorwa advised the candidates to understand their competitors as well as the opposition parties' manifestos and their aims and objectives.
He also advised the candidates to target every registered voter in the country during their campaigns and not only Swapo members.
For the past 23 years, the Kavango East Region has been a stronghold of the Swapo Party, therefore, it should remain that way, said Mutorwa.
The party leader advised the candidates to also inform and educate Namibians about Swapo’s programmes wherever they go to campaign for the elections.
“Tell them that the Swapo Party is better than any other political party in terms of what it can do,” he boasted.
Victoria Kauma is the party’s candidate for the Regional Council Election. She was elected during the Rundu Urban District Conference that took place in Rundu earlier this month.
Candidates who will represent the party in the Local Authority Election are Verna Sinimbo, Toini Hausiku, Ralph Ihemba, Izak Kandingu, Johannes Ngondo, Romanus Munika, and Foya Shinduvi.