Hamutenya to contest for RDP presidency

19 Nov 2018 15:30pm
WINDHOEK, 19 NOV (NAMPA) – Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) central committee member, Miriam Hamutenya has announced her intentions to vie for the position of party president when the party holds its elective convention in December.
This was revealed in a media statement availed to Nampa on Monday.
“I have called you here to publicly confirm that I have accepted the requests to avail myself and contest as an RDP presidential candidate at the upcoming national convention,” Hamutenya confirmed.
The confirmation comes three weeks after the party officially opened the race for its leadership positions.
Hamutenya in her slate will be deputised by businessman and former Member of Parliament, Heiko Lucks.
For the position of secretary general, the Hamutenya-led slate will have Walter Ndakondja, who is a former school principal and education inspector, as its candidate.
Sibuku Malumbano will be the slate’s candidate for the deputy secretary general position.
“This is a competent team with diverse experience and capable of leading the RDP to victory in the upcoming elections,” Hamutenya said.
For now, the Hamutenya-led team will have to face competition in the form of a team led by their current secretary general, Mike Kavekotora.
Kaevekotora’s running mates are businessman-cum-politician, Kennedy Shekupakela as vice president and City of Windhoek councillor Brunhilde Cornelius as secretary general.
Cornelius is deputised in the slate by Parliamentarian and long-serving RDP member, Agnes Limbo.
In the statement, Hamutenya indicated that should she assume power of the party, her primary objective would be to unseat the Swapo Party as the ruling party in Government.
“My main agenda with the support of this team and the entire RDP membership is to mobilise the masses of this country from one person to another to finally remove the Swapo Government from power,” she said.
According to her, after replacing “the Swapo corrupted governing system”, they will implement a vibrant system free from corruption that will treat all people equally.
Hamutenya also vowed to build and grow the RDP from within, with the view of reaching the objective of unseating the ruling party.