SPYL regional policy conferences this weekend

15 Jun 2016 18:40pm
WINDHOEK, 15 JUN (NAMPA) – The Swapo-party youth league (SPYL) will host regional policy conferences this weekend to discuss the 2012 congress resolutions, Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPP), Vision 2030 and the Swapo-party 2015 election manifesto.
The SPYL’s Secretary for information, publicity and mobilisation, Neville Itope at a media briefing on Wednesday said these conferences precede a national policy conference next month, which will in turn precede the 2017 Swapo party congress.
“In view of formulating structured recommendations at the SPYL policy conference here in July… all regions will have their regional policy conference on 18 June 2016. This means that the policy conference in all regions will run concurrently this coming weekend,” he said.
The Oshana Region will however host its conference on 25 June.
Each regional secretary has been provided with the necessary rules, guidelines and basic agenda points for the conference. Regional councillors will take the role of facilitators/chairpersons during the events and should deliberate on issues that are “relevant economic social activities pertaining to their regions,” Itope said.
The facilitators for the regions are:
Kunene – Iyaloo Shoombe
Khomas – Tuli //Garoes
Omusati – Tobie Aupindi
Oshana – Iddy Itope
Omaheke – James Uarikua
Hardap – Forette Nakusera
Kavango East – Ben Biwa
Erongo – Jason Kasuto
Ohangwena – Welhem Nekwiyu
Oshikoto – Mesag Mulunga
Kavango West – Elvis Nashilongo
Otjozondjupa – Maria Amey
Zambezi – Wilhelmina Shivute
//Kharas – Richwell Lukonga
Itope explained that these facilitators were selected based on their business acumen, leadership skills and dedication to the Swapo-party ideology.
These events are taking place to discuss the party’s policy direction, which affects a lot of young people in the country. This will also greatly contribute to the effective operation of the party school in strengthening its capacity-building programmes.
“This series of engagements is expected to gather enough information necessary to create and concretise specific regional resolutions,” he added.