24 Jan 2018 10:30am
WINDHOEK, 24 JAN (NAMPA) All logistics are in place for the National Unity Democratic Organisation (Nudo) elective congress in May, the partys secretary-general, Meundju Jahanika, has said.
Responding to questions this week, Jahanika said preparations in terms of the congress budget, logistics and identification of delegates is well on track.
The tentative dates for the third national congress are 04 to 06 May 2018 and we expect to have more than 300 delegates who are being identified in terms of the party constitution, he said.
The Nudo SG was quick to note that the party is in a good financial state and united as the congress draws nearer.
Nudo is more united than ever before and we regard unity of purpose as our first priority, he said.
We have financial policies in place which helps us to manage the party funds in a manner that is accepted according to audit requirements.
He said Nudos wage bill remain well below 50 per cent, despite there being a demand to recruit and appoint more full-time employees at the partys various branches and constituencies.
Jahanika said the official campaigns for candidates vying for the partys top positions commence on 03 March and will run until 03 May 2018.
As things stand, however, this has not deterred party members from airing their ambitions to take charge of the party across various media platforms.
Late last year, media reports said long-time Nudo members Utjiua Muinjangue and Okakarara Constituency councillor, Vetaruhe Kandorozu have both indicated their ambitions to run as candidates for the position of party president.
Muinjangue recently reaffirmed this, telling Nampa, I am still standing for the position of president.
It was further reported that Jahanika will have to battle it out against Nudo councillor in the City of Windhoek, Joseph Kauandenge for the position of SG.
Aminuis Constituency councillor, Peter Kazongominja has been tipped for the position of vice president.
Incumbent Nudo president, Asser Mbai, has also gone on the record saying he is open to vacating the position when his term comes to an end in May.