Neka gives struggle kids membership money to the police

17 Nov 2015 21:30pm
WINDHOEK, 17 NOV (NAPMA) - Neka leaders on Tuesday afternoon handed over their members’ registration money to the Katutura Central Police Station for those members to collect it there.
The Namibian Exile Kids Association (Neka) leaders handed over N.dollars 2 875 for 115 members, after the members quit the organisation on Saturday and demanded their registration money be returned to them by Friday this week.
The Neka members, some of whom are “children of the liberation struggle” camping at the Swapo headquarters, claim that Neka did not provide them with jobs as promised and that their leaders failed to visit them at that camp.
During a meeting organised by Neka leaders on Saturday, six of them were thrown with water bottles and papers when the members became violent because Neka did not give them jobs.
This happened even after the Neka leaders explained that they are no directly responsible for giving them jobs and that Neka was just part of a government-led committee that deals with finding them jobs.
The members have since split into two camps – some want their money back while others don’t want it back and want to remain members of Neka.
It later came to light that those who do not want their money back are still camped outside the Swapo head office in Katutura, while those who demand their money back have moved inside the premises of that building. Local newspaper reports on Tuesday had it that the youth moved inside the Swapo premises out of fear of snakes in the bushes where they are camped.
Neka president Benitha Nakaambo told Nampa on Tuesday that the organisation will return the membership cards of those who want to remain members. All membership cards were collected during the now-failed meeting on Saturday.
The struggle kids who are currently camping at the Swapo headquarters are from the Oshana, Zambezi, Ohangwena, Khomas, Karas and Omusati Regions.