ONGWEDIVA, 21 MAY (NAMPA) - Secretary of the Swapo-Party Women?s Council (SPWC) Petrina Haingura wants her fellow Swapo women to continue telling the next generation what the party has accomplished in its historic struggle for the country?s independence.
Addressing a SPWC meeting at Okongo in the Ohangwena Region on Saturday, Haingura said Swapo should be cherished and embraced as the only political party which brought independence and freedom to Namibia.
Haingura said the Swapo-Party women dare not forget the gallant sons and daughters who sacrificed their lives in order to liberate the Namibian nation from political bondage.
?Let us keep always in our mind and remember that their aspirations, desires and objectives should be adequately addressed,? Haingura urged.
She then described the SPWC as a belt to transmit the ideology, policies and programmes of Swapo, which she said is a party founded on the principle of unity, justice and freedom.
?Unity of purpose should bind us together as we stood firm during those dark days of the liberation struggle,? the SPWC secretary encouraged her fellow women, adding that because of unity the Swapo Party emerged victorious in the liberation war.
Now that the Namibian nation is enjoying peace and stability, Haingura said, it is upon the SPWC members to continue building a strong united force to fight all the evils hampering the development of women in the country.
Haingura then called on SPWC members to work hard for Swapo to retain its landslide victory during the country?s Presidential and National Assembly Elections next year, and to increase the number of women in Parliament from 20 per cent to at least 35 per cent.