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Swapo Party Youth League engages Vice President Nandi-Ndaitwah

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The Swapo Party Youth League held a question-and-answer session with the Vice President and party presidential candidate, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, at Rundu. 

The session provided a platform for the youth to express their thoughts, concerns, and aspirations.

Questions asked covered challenges faced by youth, such as education, student life, and unemployment.

Swapo Elders Council urges voter registration for November elections

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The Secretary of the Swapo Elders Council (SEC), Mukwaita Shanyengana, urged the council members to mobilise all the eligible voters to register to participate in the November elections. 

He said this during the Council's Central Committee meeting.

Shanyengana says it's the member votes and those of the supporters that will see Namibia's first female president. 

He reminded the members of the central committee to spread the message of unity.

The meeting will also elect two people to represent the Elders Council in Parliament.

Swapo Deputy SG urges Namibians to vote wisely

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Swapo Party Deputy Secretary General Uahekua Herunga has called on Namibians to go out in large numbers and vote for the party presidential candidate, Netumbo Nandi Ndaitwah, come November.

He said that "Swapo brought much-needed development to this country, and it should be enabled to continue with the desired development if voted again to power. People should vote wisely, give Swapo a two-thirds majority, and never put the country in the wrong hands."

Herunga was addressing a Swapo Party mini rally at Amuntanga Centre in the Okatana constituency, Oshana Region.  

PDM mobilizers trained ahead of November elections

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The Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) is holding a two-day workshop at Otjiwarongo to capacitate its mobilizers ahead of the November elections to deliver impactful and effective political messages to the nation.

PDM's Secretary General Manuel Ngaringombe explained that the workshop is necessitated by changing political trends, which requires the party to be within sight of any changes to embrace them and apply them where necessary.

PDM campaigns for leaner government

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The Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) recently held meetings in the Zambezi Region in the Linyanti and Kongola constituencies, which were addressed by the party's national chairperson, Ricky Vries.

Speaking at Kangongo Village, Vries said the official opposition party continues to advocate for a reduction in the number of members of parliament currently occupying government offices by cutting down ministers from the current 21 to only 15, as well as deputy ministers from 20 to only four. 

NDP calls on government to proactively address social issues

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The National Democratic Party (NDP) has called on the government to be proactive in addressing social issues affecting the nation.

Speaking at a media briefing in Windhoek, NDP President Martin Lukato commended social justice activist Shaun Gariseb, who led an online petition against the then-proposed electricity tariff increase. The government intervened and subsidised the envisaged increases.

Swapo Party encouraged to elect competent leaders

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The Swapo Party's Secretary for Legal Affairs, Pohamba Shifeta, has encouraged members to elect capable and competent candidates who can deliver on promises made.

Shifeta said putting incompetent candidates into positions of authority creates challenges and mistrust between the party and the community.

Shifeta, who was speaking at a mini-rally at Malengalenga in the Zambezi Region, reminded the attendees of the government's achievements over the past 34 years.

Eligible voters turning 18 after deadline cannot register

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Eligible voters who turn 18 years old after the voter registration period will not be able to register due to there being no provision for such in the Electoral Act.

The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) put this into context after President Mbumba relayed the concerns of the public during a meeting at State House.

The ECN also clarified that it is bound by law to carry out subsequent activities after general voter registration has ended.

As a result, there cannot be any extension.

Low voter registration turnout a concern

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The low number of eligible voters registering to vote in the November elections continues to be a cause for concern.

President Nangolo Mbumba says if nothing is done over the next few weeks, the country will not have a full picture of the number of voters and risk being accused of irregularities in the election. 

Dr. Mbumba, Deputy Prime Minister John Mutorwa, and the Secretary-General of the Swapo Party met with the management and commissioners of the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN).

Otjozondjupa residents urged to register for elections

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As campaigns take shape ahead of the national elections, Swapo Party Central Committee member James Uerikua says the country is firm and solid under the leadership of the Swapo Party.

Uerikua expressed this at a mini-rally held at Okamatapati settlement.

Uerikua says that for the past 34 years, the Swapo Party has continued to lead the nation, despite developmental challenges.