Swapo to launch election manifesto in Omusati on Saturday

01 Oct 2019 12:30pm
WINDHOEK, 01 OCT (NAMPA) – The Swapo Party will launch its election manifesto - a document that will attempt to convince Namibians to vote for the ruling party and its presidential candidate President Hage Geingob at the upcoming elections - in the Omusati Region this weekend.
This was confirmed by Geingob at Eros Airport in the capital on Monday evening, shortly after returning from New York where he attended the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 74).
The manifesto will be launched in Outapi on Saturday.
Geingob, who was upbeat about the manifesto’s launch told Nampa he is looking forward to releasing the document that will contain the hopes and aspirations of Namibians that only Swapo can deliver.
Geingob will also register officially as Swapo’s presidential candidate at the Electoral Commission of Namibia’s head of office in Windhoek on Tuesday, in line with the country’s electoral rules, at 15h00.
“I am going to register to be a candidate because my party elected me and they said I will be the sole candidate so that has been decided. [We need] to start rolling the ball, I mean to register and campaign. Saturday…there is no time. We are going to launch the campaign on Saturday in Omusati and then you will see me running,” a clearly excited Geingob said.
Namibia will hold its Presidential and National Assembly elections on 27 November.
On the UNGA, Geingob described attending the event as a fruitful exercise where he and other African leaders reaffirmed the continent’s position to be treated as an equal partner in the global geopolitical arena.
“It’s not fair to leave out such kind of a number of people, it’s not fair...Africa has to have a say and to sit on the high table with others since we are equal. So we reaffirmed our position,” said Geingob.
Chief among the objectives at this year’s UNGA was to propel Namibia’s climate change agenda.
Last week Monday, Geingob presented Namibia’s five-year climate change action plan aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2030.
“We are doing very well with climate change. People realised that we are affected. We made a very good case,” he said.
The president added that Namibia has been receiving money and will get more from international environment funds for climate change as the country is “affected very seriously”.