24 Oct 2018 15:00pm
OSHAKATI, 24 OCT (NAMPA) The Swapo Party School outreach will be held in the Oshana Region from February 2019 while the regions induction courses for students drawn from the partys regional structures started on Tuesday.
The induction will conclude in December.
Party coordinator in the region, Samuel Nelongo told Nampa 218 candidates, mostly members of the regional executive, regional and local authority councils and party officials, are the target of the induction course launched officially on Saturday by Charles Mubita, the schools national coordinator.
The induction course, Nelongo said, will only move from the regional level down to the district level next year. It will be held between 10h00 to 13h00 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, while the induction course at the branch levels will be organised at a later stage.
Induction courses will be conducted up to December and the candidates will be divided into three groups of 72 to 73 members each, Nelongo pointed out.
However, he noted that a fourth group would be created for employed members of the party to undergo after-hours induction training.
The first group of candidates, who attended the induction on Tuesday, were drawn from the districts of Ondangwa Urban, Okatana, Okaku, Oshakati Town Council and officials from the partys regional office at Oshakati.
Candidates from Uukwiyushona, Ondangwa Rural, the Ongwediva Town Council, Oshakati West and Ompundja will be the second group attending the induction course weekly on Wednesdays. Candidates from the Ondangwa Town Council and the districts of Okatyali, Oshakati East, Uuvudhiya and Ongwediva are scheduled for Thursdays, starting this week.
Each member to go into party school has to go through induction first to be informed about the importance of the school, the party constitution and election rules and procedures, Nelongo said.
Swapo deputy secretary-general and the party schools rector, Marco Hausiku launched the school in the Oshana Region in March this year and in total, members will have to undergo school training for six to eight months.