18 Feb 2018 11:00am
KEETMANSHOOP, 18 FEB (NAMPA) The Swapo Party Womens Council held its first annual regional executive committee meeting at the partys regional office in Keetmanshoop on Saturday.
The aim of the meeting was for the council to familiarise themselves with the new regional party leadership, to draw up an annual plan and to discuss the partys five year plan.
The five year plan, tabled by Swapo secretary general Sophia Shaningwa on 10 February this year, includes the goals and objectives that serve as a guide to what the party has to do.
Delivering a motivational speech, Swapo //Kharas regional coordinator Matheus Mumbala said as the party has given women and men equal opportunities, the womens council now needs to prove itself.
Work hard to contribute to the socio-economic status of the country, Mumbala said.
The womens council should also provide education in terms of health services available to women and young girls, he said.
This will help reduce the numbers of teenage pregnancies among young women in Namibia, he added.
Mumbala went on to say women in the leadership of the party should assist other women in accessing financial institutions for funds to develop and advance their businesses to reduce extreme poverty.
The chairperson of the party's leaders assigned to the //Kharas Region, Emilia Amupewa on her part said women should avoid disunity.
The future of this country is in our hands as women and we must work as a team and come up with businesses to sustain ourselves. Let us join hands not only as Swapo Party women, but with all women in this country.
Amupewa added that leaders and councillors who are voted into their positions should attend to the affairs of those who entrusted them with the positions and deliver services to these communities.