Prevent Swapo from getting two-thirds majority vote: UPM

11 Nov 2018 11:50am
REHOBOTH, 11 NOV (NAMPA) – The only way to stop the ruling Swapo Party from “plundering” Namibia’s resources is by preventing them from getting a two-thirds majority vote during next year’s elections.
This was said by United People’s Movement (UPM) Vice-President and Member of Parliament, Jan Van Wyk at a community meeting organised by the party at Rehoboth on Saturday.
“Swapo with its huge numbers has a mandate to rule the country, but has unfortunately used that mandate to lead the country down the drain. This country is technically bankrupt, but they will never admit it, as long as the elite benefit,” Van Wyk said.
He urged the UPM leadership and its members and prospective members to unite behind the party and to not be misled by “opportunists” who claim to have their interests at heart.
“UPM also urges all its leaders to unite, remain loyal and to work hard to take the party forward. The party has appointed constituency coordinators in an effort to serve the electorate. However, this effort has not had the intended results in some constituencies,” noted Van Wyk.
UPM will therefore revisit the matter during its National Executive Committee meeting on 23 November.
“I also have the pleasure to inform you that the UPM has submitted its financial statements for the 2017/18 financial year. The statements were audited and the party received an unqualified audit opinion.”
He said UPM will soon submit its financial reports to the relevant institutions as required by law and it will also be available at the UPM headquarters for those who are interested in studying it.
Van Wyk further said the party has decided to seek cooperation from other political parties and ratepayers associations for next year’s elections.