Swapo central committee members meet at Otjiwarongo

25 Aug 2019 21:40pm
OTJIWARONGO, 25 AUG (NAMPA) - Members of the Swapo-Party Central Committee on Sunday evening held a meeting at Otjiwarongo to prepare for the party’s electoral college set to take place at the beginning of September in the capital.
The meeting was attended by the top four Swapo central committee members which include the party’s President Hage Geingob, party vice-president Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, Secretary-General Sophia Shaningwa and Deputy Secretary-General Marco Hausiku and all 14 regional Swapo-Party coordinators.
Various ministers and deputy ministers who are members of the central committee also attended the meeting here which started with many revolutionary songs.
President Geingob officially opened it with a moment of silence in remembrance of late Vice-President Nickey Iyambo who passed away in May this year.
The chair Iyambo used to occupy at the central committee was also kept vacant at Otjiwarongo, with Geingob saying it is the tradition in Swapo usually at the first central committee meetings after the departure of a committee member.
“It is at this electoral college where those of you who would like to become members of the National Assembly will be elected and placed on the list, therefore, we have to prepare for it,” he said.
He also said that the party decided to hold this central committee meeting at Otjiwarongo where the Heroes’ Day commemoration is taking place on Monday, to remember those heroes and heroines who scarified their lives for the peace, unity and prosperity Namibia is enjoying today.
He then concluded his official remarks by cautioning those Swapo-Party members in leadership positions to take their jobs seriously and serve the nation with dedication and by acting very fast on matters affecting the lives of the masses.