Swapo appoints leaders for Oshikunde Constituency

17 Feb 2014 16:50pm
ONGWEDIVA, 17 FEB (NAMPA) – The Swapo Party has appointed its first-ever district leadership for the newly created Oshikunde Constituency in the east of the Ohangwena Region.
The Oshikunde Constituency was created as per recommendation of the Fourth Delimitation Commission last year, and is made up of wards from the Okongo Constituency in the west and Epembe Constituency in the east.
The administrator of Swapo at Eenhana, William Shatimwene told Nampa in a telephonic interview on Monday that the Swapo-Party leadership for the Oshikunde district was elected on 09 February.
The top three leaders are Mutileni Nghiyoonanye (District Coordinator), Shatimwene (District Mobiliser) and Maria Shimba (District Treasurer).
Members, supporters and sympathisers of the Swapo-Party from all over the Ohangwena Region gathered at Omutwewomunhu village to witness the official appointment of their party’s Oshikunde District leadership on Saturday.
Omutwewomunhu is the village where members of the ruling Swapo-Party and that of the official opposition party, the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP), confronted each other over the hoisting of their parties’ flags on top of one tree a few years ago.
Omutwewomunhu, which was part of the Epembe Constituency before, now belongs to the new Oshikunde Constituency.
The Deputy Minister of Environment and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta officiated at the event.
The launch was also graced by Queen Martha Mwadinomho waKristian yaNelumbu of Oukwanyama, and two National Council members - Ruth Nhinda of Endola Constituency and Johannes Nakwafila of Epembe Constituency.
“A pledge of seven cattle for our district was made by some prominent public figures during the inauguration event on Saturday,” Shatimwene revealed.
The new leadership will serve for four years.