Women are stil subjected to elections: Mbumba

04 Feb 2014 17:50pm
SAUYEMWA, 04 FEB (NAMPA) - The Secretary-General (SG) of the Swapo Party has called on eligible voters to register to vote for a leader who will take this country to greater heights.
Addressing a mini Swapo rally at the Sauyemwa informal settlement on the outskirts of Rundu on Monday, Nangolo Mbumba said every soldier and student above the age of 18 must register as voters for the upcoming national elections, stressing that the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) has a responsibility to ensure they are registered.
Namibians will go to the polls in November this year to elect a new president and members of the National Assembly.
Mbumba also called on those who are helping others to register for Regional and Local Authority elections, due in 2015, to continue doing so.
He also spoke about the 50/50 gender-balance resolution which the ruling party passed last year, saying it is not an automatic promotion and women will still be subjected to elections.
Mbumba, however, stressed that the party needs women at every level from regional to national level.
Earlier in the day, the ruling party’s chief administrator held a meeting with Swapo’s regional executive committee in the Kavango East Region, and was due to meet the party’s leadership in the Kavango West Region on the same day.