Day two of Swapo Congress in session

24 Nov 2017 12:00pm
WINDHOEK, 24 NOV (NAMPA) – Day two of the Sixth Swapo Party Ordinary Congress is currently underway at the Safari Conference Centre in the capital.
Discussions during this closed session mainly will focus on reports of the Central Committee (CC) as well as the implementation of resolutions of the fifth congress, which took place in 2012.
Day three of the congress on Saturday, also a closed session, will look at amendments to the Swapo Party constitution, followed by resolutions of the sixth congress.
On Sunday, the congress will elect 72 members of the party’s CC with the election of the top four leaders for president, vice-president, secretary-general and deputy secretary-general expected to be a highlight.
The congress commenced on Thursday morning with the official opening of the event during which President Hage Geingob addressed the delegates.
His message centred mainly around unity within the party – he appealed to delegates to rally behind each other, even after the congress.
A number of international sister parties, which delivered solidarity messages, also emphasised the importance of peace and unity within Swapo, adding that without unity in the party, the country will collapse.