No persons in party regalia in Tsumkwe

27 Nov 2015 15:20pm
TSUMKWE, 27 NOV (NAMPA) – No one has thus far been seen wearing political party attire or carrying party posters near polling stations in the Tsumkwe Constituency during the Regional Council and Local Authority Elections.
This was evident when Nampa on Friday morning between 09h30 and 10h30 visited the fixed polling station at the Tsumkwe Community Hall in the heart of Tsumkwe settlement and the Aasvoelnes Primary School polling station, situated some 43 kilometres west of the Tsumkwe settlement along the dusty Tsumkwe/Grootfontein gravel road.
In an interview with Nampa this morning, Royal Johan Kxao /Ui/o/oo, the Deputy Minister responsible for Marginalised Communities in the Office of the Vice-President, also expressed satisfaction over the fact that Namibians residing in the Tsumkwe Constituency have heeded their political leaders’ calls not to wear any party colours during the voting process.
He was also happy that no voter was seen near any of the polling stations while under the influence of alcohol.
However, by 11h00, there was no one waiting to cast votes at the Tsumkwe Community Hall polling station – voters were coming in one by one.
The majority of these are senior citizens, women and people living with physical disability.
Younger people may come some time during the afternoon.
The voting process is only set for Friday and the Tsumkwe Community Hall polling station is the only polling station the ECN has set up at the Tsumkwe settlement for the Regional Council Election.
The Tsumkwe Constituency is home to over 10 000 people and its main business and economic centre is the settlement of Tsumkwe.
A total of 6 128 people have registered as potential voters in the Tsumkwe Constituency area.
Polls close doors on Friday evening at 21h00, after which the counting of the votes begins.