Temporary divide in Swapo should now end: Amukwiyu

26 Nov 2017 19:50pm
WINDHOEK, 26 NOV (NAMPA) – Swapo Party Regional Coordinator for the Oshikoto Region, Armas Amukwiyu said the party which is currently “temporarily” divided by the campaign for leadership positions, should now unite.
He said the party’s members who were divided into two factions, Team Harambee and Team Swapo, had to come together as one, once the elections had been concluded and results announced.
“The issue of Team Harambee and Team Swapo must be discontinued and together we must move on as a united party,” he said Sunday afternoon.
Amukwiyu, who is contesting the secretary-general position in the party, spoke to Nampa shortly after casting his vote at the ruling party’s 6th elective congress at a local hotel on Sunday afternoon.
He described the congress as having been done in a “camaraderie” manner.
“Congress is not about elections only. It is about discussing and reviewing policy issues and reviewing resolutions taken in the previous congress to check whether we as a party were able to realise and implement them.”
Amukwiyu said the congress engaged in policy issues, economic issues and issues related to the wellbeing of the Namibian people.
Voting started after presiding officer for the party’s elections, Sisa Namandje, explained the rules and processes of the election.
Candidates contesting the membership positions of the central committee were the first to cast their votes, followed by the different regions, elders, women, youth wings and union affiliates.
Namandje said the process of voting could be concluded by 22h00 on Sunday evening, whereby the counting of votes would begin.