UPM urges electorate to register and vote to bring about change

25 Jan 2014 17:10pm
WINDHOEK, 25 JAN (NAMPA) - If people want to see change in service delivery, they should register and vote for a party committed to bring about change for the better, a Rehoboth-based political party has said.
The United People’s Movement (UPM) national chairperson Jan van Wyk said this in a media statement issued to Nampa here on Friday, urging all eligible voters to register for the national elections in November this year.
Van Wyk reiterated the importance of voting after it emerged that people in some areas of the country are refusing to register, claiming that it serves no purpose because nothing changes in their areas.
“The UPM thus urges voters not to wait for the last minute to go for registration because the process is slow at some points. We further request voters to exercise patience when at registration points,” he encouraged the electorate.
Meanwhile, the Rehoboth-based party expressed happiness regarding direct communication links between political parties and the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN).
According to Van Wyk, over the past week, the party has been monitoring the registration process in Rehoboth and Okahandja, and identified problems which could prevent voters from registering.
“Issues such as the fact that a voter needs to have two people to identify him or her when not having a municipal account, were identified and was successfully addressed after consultation with the ECN,” he said.