Power problems experienced at Justice polling station

27 Nov 2015 13:40pm
WINDHOEK, 27 NOV (NAMPA) - President Hage Geingob was forced to go vote at another polling station than the one scheduled, due to a power failure on Friday morning.
Geingob was set to vote at a tented polling station in front of the Ministry of Justice in the central business district, but eventually voted at the Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) building in Olympia.
He voted in the 2015 Regional Council and Local Authority Elections.
Regional Coordinator of elections in Khomas, Hendrik van Wyk told Nampa on enquiry that arrangements were made in time for the president and his delegation to vote elsewhere.
“We experienced the problem before that polling station opened this morning. Arrangements were then made in time by his (Geingob’s) office before they went there, and they just went from where they were straight to MTC.”
The Head of State was accompanied by First Lady Monica Geingos; the Governor of the Khomas Region Laura McLeod-Katjirua; and the Secretary-General of Swapo Party, Nangolo Mbumba.
Van Wyk said the tent could not get electricity from the Ministry of Justice building in time, but the problem was rectified immediately.
This, he added, did not affect the voting process.
Voting ends at 21h00.