"Swapo is not seasonal": Geingob

14 Nov 2013 15:10pm
WINDHOEK, 14 NOV (NAMPA) – Prime Minister Hage Geingob has encouraged the Swapo-Party Women’s Council (SPWC) to organise fundraising events in view of the party’s participation in the national elections during November next year.
He made the call during a courtesy call on him by the Oshana Regional SPWC Executive Committee here on Thursday.
“People should not just sit and cry and ask when is Swapo going to do this and that, but you must take your own initiatives.
When taking initiatives, people will listen. In fact, you will force them to act because you are not sitting and crying.
In Swapo, we are not seasonal - we do not just start organising and doing things when elections are around,” he advised.
Geingob, who is also Swapo vice-president, commended the women for planning fundraising activities ahead of the National and Presidential elections next year.
According to him, planning ahead is the way to go, and a good thing to do for the ruling party.
Speaking on behalf of the women, the co-ordinator of the Oshana SPWC, Johanna Mweshida said the purpose of their visit was to solicit support with regards to the SPWC’s activities in the Oshana Region.
A fundraising dinner is planned for 03 May 2014 in that region at a venue to be announced in due course.
“The main aim is to generate income and mobilize resources which will help us to strengthen our regional office with a 4x4 vehicle, which will enable us to reach and mobilize our districts, and to purchase a minibus for group travelling purposes within and outside the region,” she explained.
Meanwhile, Mweshida also commended Geingob for having played a great role, especially in the growth of the economy in the country through the small and medium enterprises’ (SMEs) development programmes.