LPM establishes working group at Tses

06 May 2018 18:50pm
TSES, 06 MAY (NAMPA) – The Landless People’s Movement (LPM) on Saturday established a working group at Tses to convey the party’s aims and objectives to the community.
The meeting was attended by over 30 people, who witnessed the setting up of the seven-member committee.
Bernardus Swartbooi, the leader of the movement, during the meeting said the working group will also be responsible for mobilisation, recruiting new members, and making sure that successful meetings are held.
Swartbooi assured the community that the party does not aim to look for people, but allow people to choose which party they want to belong to.
“We are here to tell about our aims and objectives and the way forward, and then the choice is with you which party you will support,” he said.
Swartbooi then urged those who claim to support the party to do so with their votes.
“Do not say you follow or support me or this party with your mouth but let’s go out and vote; let the votes talk for themselves,” he said.
Speaking at the same meeting, LPM Coordinator in the Zambezi Region Fred Waluka, who was a member of the Popular Democratic Movement previously, said the LPM should not be a tribal-based party.
“Let this be a party for everyone, every tribe. Let us hold hands because together we can beat the ruling party (Swapo),” Waluka said.
LPM was established in 2017 as a land rights-issue movement and registered in February this year as a political party.
According to Swartbooi, the party has established working groups in 11 regions, and targets to soon visit the remaining three: Kavango East, Kavango West and Zambezi.