Grootfontein by-election: Mayor urges residents to vote

30 May 2013 07:40
GROOTFONTEIN, 30 MAY (NAMPA) ? Grootfontein mayor Emma Taukuheke has called on the residents of her town to come out in big numbers and vote for the leader of their choice.
?If we vote, we will have the rights to complain about service delivery,? Taukuheke told Nampa on Thursday, immediately after she cast her vote in the Grootfontein Constituency by-election.
She was the first person to vote at exactly 07h00 at the Omulunga Polling Station.
She called on her fellow residents to exercise their right by voting for the candidate who will become their next regional councillor.
The Grootfontein Constituency, situated in the Otjozondjupa Region, has been without a councillor since the death of Bromeus Matheus in March this year.
The 41-year-old Matheus was a Swapo-Party member.
Several political parties are contenting this election now.
They are Swapo, Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP), All People?s Party (APP), Swanu of Namibia, National Unity Democratic Organisation (NUDO) and DTA of Namibia.
There are 25 polling stations - eight fixed points and 17 mobile polling stations.
About 141 polling officials are conducting the by-election.
A total of 16 993 registered voters are expected to cast their votes in the by-election.