12 Aug 2017 19:30pm
WINDHOEK, 12 AUG (NAMPA) The Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) will hold its 6th congress in Katima Mulilo in the Zambezi Region this month.
This was announced by SPYL Secretary for Information and Mobilisation, Neville Andre Itope at a media conference in Katima Mulilo on Friday.
Confirming the details of the briefing to Nampa on Saturday, Itope said the congress will be held from 23 to 27 August 2017 to elect the new leadership that will run the affairs of the SPYL for the next five years.
He said the congress is expected to be attended by 600 delegates from the 14 regions of Namibia.
It will be held under the theme, The role of young people in sustainable development.
The SPYL leader also announced that all regions completed their conferences successfully in preparation for the upcoming congress.
Other socio-economic issues to be discussed at the congress will be economic reformation, international relations, sports, arts and culture, education, social mobility and health.
Itope is convinced that such issues greatly impact the daily lives of young Namibians.
Reminding his fellow youth about the recent internal leadership wrangle that ended in court, Itope encouraged them to respect the ruling and continue working in unity to maintain the character of the SPYL during the congress.
He also emphasised that as a militant transmitting belt of the Swapo Party ideologies, the role of the youth leaders is to be the foot soldiers, ensuring that the mother bodys congress resolutions and development programmes are implemented successfully.
I would just like to encourage the delegates to prepare themselves for the congress, in terms of the engagements and discussions, to come up with proper resolutions for the congress on youth development, said Itope.