SPWC Congress to kick off in KHP Thursday

07 Dec 2016 15:10pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 07 DEC (NAMPA) – The seventh Swapo-Party Women’s Council (SPWC) National Congress will take place in Keetmanshoop from Thursday to Saturday.
The event will be opened by President Hage Geingob on Thursday morning.
Over 700 delegates from all over the country are expected to attend and this is the first time the elective congress is held in the //Kharas Region.
The congress will elect a secretary, deputy secretary and a 53-member Central Committee.
Current Secretary and Deputy Secretary, Petrina Haingura and Eunice Iipinge respectively, are both expected to stand for re-election.
Assistant Secretary for Information and Mobilisation, Hilma Nicanor told Nampa on Wednesday that an announcement on the new leadership would be made on Saturday morning.
A closed session will follow the official opening where the council will discuss progress on activities made over the last five years.
Nicanor, who also serves as councillor of the Keetmanshoop Urban Constituency, said a prominent topic would be the 50/50 gender representation in the ruling party structures.
“The Swapo party has adopted gender equality in its constitution and we have made huge strides in including women, but there is still room for improvement.”
She said the congress would further discuss future plans of the SPWC and focus on tailor-made training aimed at improving the confidence of regional leaders.