ECN ready for elections in Omusati

25 Nov 2015 19:00pm
OUTAPI, 25 NOV (NAMPA) – The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) has secured all the required vehicles for the deployment of election teams to various polling stations in the Omusati Region on Thursday.
The Regional Council and Local Authority Elections are set for Friday.
In total, there are 94 election teams that will be deployed to 94 polling stations in the four contesting constituencies in the Omusati Region and two local authorities of Ruacana and Oshikuku.
There are 12 constituencies in the Omusati Region and only four are being contested: Etayi, Ogongo, Okalongo and Ruacana.
The other eight constituencies: Onesi, Tsandi, Outapi, Anamulenge, Oshikuku, Elim, Okahao and Otamanzi, are uncontested as the Swapo party was the only party to field candidates there.
In Etayi, the Regional Council Election is being contested by the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP), and Swapo Party.
In Ogongo constituency the parties that are contesting are Swapo and RDP.
In Okalongo constituency, the contesting parties are DTA of Namibia and Swapo, while in the Ruacana Constituency, Swapo, DTA and RDP are contesting the Regional Council Election.
The ECN has secured 27 vehicles from Government, while the rest (62) were sourced from private individuals in the region.
The ECN’s Regional Coordinator for Omusati, Leonard Ndazapo, told Nampa on Wednesday they are now in the final stages of the deployment of teams.
“The Omusati Region is ready for the deployment of the teams tomorrow,” Ndazapo said.
Friday has been declared a public holiday to allow Namibians to go to the polls.
Ndazapo therefore reminded the electorates to go to the polls early and avoid the last minute rush.