03 Oct 2017 11:40am
RUNDU, 03 OCT (NAMPA) - The DTA of Namibia will reveal its new name and image at an extraordinary congress on 04 November, its Secretary-General (SG), Manuel Karingombe has said.
Karingombe told Nampa over the weekend that the party will hold a central committee meeting on Saturday to decide on the agenda of the extraordinary congress.
You know the DTA was started on 05 November 1977, however this day will fall on a Sunday thus the reveal will be done on 04 November, he said of the congress that will be attended by close to 500 delegates from across the country.
Karingombe said the congress will make changes to the partys constitution, and adopt the new name and image of the party.
The new image, he said, will accommodate everyone including the youth, elders and women.
Karingombe did not want to reveal how much the party spent on rebranding, only saying it was a costly exercise but worth it.
The leadership is now touring the regions to inform party members that the party has been renamed and rebranded, he said, adding that the leadership is not consulting but rather informing its members of the new developments and the direction the party is taking.
The SG further related how the members welcomed the idea, before stating that there would be no growth for the party if there is no change.
The party appointed a 15-member political commission in 2015 to engage and consult the relevant stakeholders on rebranding the party.
The partys executive committee adopted, in principle, the rebranding of the party as a means to bring meaningful transformation, and adopted a people-centred strategy for the broad-based consultative process.