RDP readies for national convention

12 Feb 2019 13:00pm
WINDHOEK, 12 FEB (NAMPA) – The Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) central committee will convene on Friday to deliberate on amongst others the review of RDP statutes.
These include the RDP constitution, Political Programme and Code of Conduct, as the party seeks to position itself ahead of this year’s National Assembly and Presidential Elections.
A media statement issued by RDP secretary for information and publicity, Nghiningiluandubo Kashume on Tuesday said preparation for the party’s 3rd ordinary national convention is in full swing across the country.
Kashume said many branch conferences have been completed while district conferences are now underway.
The final stage of the preparation is the holding of regional and party wings’ conferences, he noted.
Kashume also made it known that the RDP national executive committee will meet to deliberate on the agenda of the central committee meeting a day before the event.
RDP announced in December last year that the national convention, which was postponed a few times, will take place after March 2019.
The national convention elects the national leaders, among them the party’s top brass.
So far, two factions, one led by RDP’s current secretary general (SG) Mike Kavekotora and central committee member, Miriam Hamutenya, have emerged for party president.
Kavekotora’s running mates are businessman-and-politician, Kennedy Shekupakela as vice-president while City of Windhoek councillor Brunhilde Cornelius is the slate choice for SG.
Their deputy SG candidate is parliamentarian and long-serving RDP member, Agnes Limbo.
On her slate, Hamutenya will be deputised by businessman and former parliamentarian, Heiko Lucks.
For the position of SG, the Hamutenya-led slate has Walter Ndakondja, who is a former school principal and education inspector, as its candidate, while Sibuku Malumbano is its candidate for the deputy SG position.