AR declares 2019 year of activism and fighting for the poor

25 Jan 2019 06:00am
WINDHOEK, 25 JAN (NAMPA) – The Affirmative Repositioning movement has declared 2019 as the year they will double their efforts through programmatic and other activities to restore the dignity of the oppressed masses.
In a media statement availed to Nampa on Thursday, the movement outlined their plans for the year that include a march to the City of Windhoek headquarters on 18 March to demand various services.
The march is planned for the same day as when AR co-founder Dimbulukweni Nauyoma is set to make a second court appearance.
Nauyoma allegedly obstructed the course of justice when he recently interfered while City Police officers were dismantling a shack belonging to Wilhelmina Shipingana, a 33-year-old single mother of two in Okuryangava.
The statement said they are planning to hand over a memorandum of demands to the City management and they want their demands to be taken as a matter of urgency.
Part of those demands is for the City to look at the challenges people in informal settlements are facing such as “the brutality of the political police”, and the lack of urgency on the housing question.
Then they will proceed to the National Assembly, where they will hand over a complete ‘Citizens Bill on Indigenisation of Land’.
“This Land Indigenisation Bill will detail and outline immaculately, the stoppage of selling and ownership of our land by foreigners who are currently the priority and darlings of the regime,” reads the statement.
It further said “AR must endorse and support its activists and other credible individuals who are under the age of 40 in general and under 35 in particular, who are participating in the Regional Council Elections as independent candidates”.