16 Feb 2016 23:00pm
WINDHOEK, 16 FEB (NAMPA) The Swapo Party School will be launched soon, Swapo Party Secretary-General Nangolo Mbumba announced on Tuesday.
Mbumba said plans are at an advanced stage and the school is expected to be established during the course of this year.
He was speaking during a media conference on the outcome of the Swapo Party Politburo meeting, which took place on Monday.
The politburo discussed and noted with great appreciation the progress made with regards to the establishment of Swapo Party School, he said.
Mbumba explained that the party school will train party members on the partys activities, which will also give members an opportunity to learn about Namibias history, economy and geography.
It is basically to train party members to understand the countrys politics, he emphasised.
The secretary-general further said the politburo also discussed the second Swapo Party policy conference, scheduled to take place during the second half of this year.
He said the politburo has directed the Swapo Party Think Tank to accelerate the finalisation of papers and documents for consideration at the conference.
The politburo also noted with concern the difficulty Government is experiencing in purchasing staple food for the drought relief programme, as it said producers across the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region are equally affected by drought.
Mbumba said the politburo is calling upon companies to not only consider profits but to also bear social responsibility and long-term benefits for their customers in mind when considering price adjustments.
Namib Mills recently announced an increase in the price of maize meal, wheat flour, pasta and mahangu expected on 29 February 2016.
Namib Mills Chief Executive Officer, Ian Collard announced a 16 per cent increase in the price of maize meal. Wheat flour prices will increase by eight per cent; pasta by 11 per cent and mahangu prices by nine per cent.
This means that a 10-kilogramme bag of Super Top Score maize meal will increase from N.dollars 98.83 to about N.dollars 115.86 in local shops.