PDM launches party manifesto

25 Sep 2019 19:00pm
WINDHOEK, 25 SEP (NAMPA) – Around 100 people gathered at the Tabitha Conference Centre in Katutura on Wednesday to witness Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) president McHenry Venaani release the party’s ‘Strategy for Namibia Agenda for Change and Transforming our Nation Election Manifesto’.
“The upcoming National Assembly and Presidential elections slated for November this year present an opportunity for PDM to break the ruling Swapo Party’s two-thirds majority,” Venaani said.
He said PDM has joined hands with the United People’s Movement (UPM) in an alliance to wrestle power from the ruling party.
Introducing Venaani as the sole candidate for the PDM-UPM coalition, PDM secretary general Manuel Ngaringombe said hashtag #twaloloka (‘we are tired’) is the signalling of the PDM saying they are tired of the mismanagement of the ruling party that has brought the country to its knees.
Venaani said PDM is the alternative government and no other party can improve the lives of Namibians.
He urged attendants at the event to vote for PDM because the party has formulated strategies to turn around the country’s fortunes.
He mentioned the revolutionising of the agricultural sector and provided Israel as an example of how countries with low rainfall can still spearhead agricultural development by harnessing their water potential.
Venaani further said that water must be accessible to all Namibians and as country president he will ensure the government builds water desalination plants in Walvis Bay, in the Kunene Region and at Lüderitz.
He said water desalination plants will revitalise employment in the agricultural sector and bring much needed job creation in a country with high unemployment.
“I will cut the unemployment rate in Namibia from 48 per cent to 11 per cent,” said Venaani.
PDM vice president Jennifer van den Heever and treasurer general Nico Smit also addressed the gathering made up of PDM-UPM coalition supporters and sympathisers.