Opposition parties bring suffering, //Khamuseb says

16 Nov 2015 13:00pm
OUTJO, 16 NOV (NAMPA) – If the Kunene Regional Council’s chairperson is from an opposition party, suffering amongst people in the region will continue, the special advisor to Kunene Governor Angelika Muharukua claims.
John //Khamuseb, who was speaking in his capacity as a Swapo Party member, said this at a Swapo rally at Outjo in the Kunene Region on Sunday.
He was tasked with welcoming Swapo Party Central Committee member and member of the party’s politburo, Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, who was the keynote speaker at the event.
The current chairperson of the Kunene Regional Council, Dudu Murorua is from an opposition party - the United Democratic Front (UDF).
//Khamuseb did however not mention Murorua’s name when he made the remark with regards to who will be elected as the Kunene Regional Council chairperson during the upcoming Regional Council and Local Authority Elections.
He added that “voting for an opposition party in Kunene is a waste of time” and does not help residents.
Namibians who are older than 18 years will on 27 November vote to elect their regional and local authority councillors who are mandated with initiating development in their towns and constituencies.
“Swapo brings development to its people, and it has to claim victory in all constituencies in the Kunene Region because if the chairperson of the Kunene Regional Council comes from an opposition party, then we will continue to suffer in this region,” //Khamuseb said.
He said six resettlement farms in the Outjo Constituency were purchased some years ago by the Swapo-led government for the resettlement of community members in the constituency.
//Khamuseb noted that two schools were also constructed by the government on the resettlement farms.
The Swapo Party candidate for the Outjo Constituency, Johannes Antsino was then introduced to the audience by Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, who is also Prime Minister.
The 37-year-old Antsino is the Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) Secretary for Information and Publicity in the Kunene Region.
Antsino works as an animal health inspector for the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry in the Outjo district.
Outgoing Outjo Regional Constituency Councillor Abraham Job also attended the rally.