04 Nov 2013 09:10am
RUNDU, 04 NOV (NAMPA) - The Swapo-Party in the two Kavango regions raised over N.dollars 800 000 at a gala dinner held at Rundu on Friday.
The gala dinner was held to enable the restructuring of the Kavango East and Kavango West regions in preparation for next years general elections.
Following recommendations by the Fourth Delimitation Commission, the Kavango Region was split into the Kavango East and Kavango West regions.
The event was graced by the partys vice-president Dr. Hage Geingob, who pledged an amount of N.dollars 260 000 collected from businesspeople in the country.
Some Swapo-Party members pledged cattle, while others donated bags of mahangu.
The Swapo vice-president said in his short remarks that as the country engages in the second phase of the struggle for economic emancipation, there is need to maintain peace and create a conducive environment for businesspeople.
But to do that, there needs to be unity.
The Prime Minister stated that the country will only achieve economic power if her own people are empowered, such as through small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
People should engage in business so that they can also give back to the party, said Geingob, stressing that sometimes businesses are over-regulated, while too much bureaucracy also slows businesses.
He said the ruling party will continue to lead the country in all the countrys 14 regions.
A portrait of Geingob was auctioned during the gala dinner, and fetched N.dollars 8 000.
Some Members of Parliament, civil servants and business personalities at Rundu and other towns were also present.