Kavango East SPYL condemns disunity among Rundu councillors

07 Feb 2019 17:50pm
RUNDU, 07 FEB (NAMPA) – The Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) in the Kavango East Region strongly condemned the disunity among the ruling party’s councillors at the Rundu Town Council (RTC).
Its secretary Anselm Marungu told Nampa just after the election and swearing-in ceremony of local authority office bearers for the RTC on Thursday that the disunity will not bear fruits for the growth of the town.
He said the party’s youth wing is disappointed to see the councillors not united, to the extent that they do not talk to each other.
He explained: “As youth we are trying our level best to do something to help but they are not coming forth and disunity will really affect the town.”
Marungu further expressed dismay that the Swapo councillors voted for a member of the opposition to be in the management committee, a situation he described, has never happened in the history of the party.
“We strongly condemn this as the SPYL and we are very clear on this. We are not supporting it,” he said.
The councillors elected Isack Kandingu as the new mayor of Rundu, deputised by Toini Hausiku, a decision going against Swapo Party Secretary General Sophia Shaningwa’s directive of councillors keeping the status quo regarding positions.
As per her directive, the councillors were to re-elect former mayor Verna Sinimbo back into her position, a move the SPYL says shows disunity among the party leaders.
The councillors elected Mathew Wakudumo of the All People’s Party as a member of the management committee, a move which has also not gone down well with the regional youth wing leadership.