The Swapo Party Vice President, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, has reiterated the need for the party's Khomas Region leadership and all members to rededicate themselves in unity to retain the votes lost in the previous election.
Nandi-Ndaitwah was speaking at the Khomas Region's rally in Windhoek.
''The people were telling us things we were not doing right, and I believe now we are ready. to do the things right come 2024. And in 2025, we will gain our majority back, and it's all in the hands of our leaders. Khomas region, as the SG mentioned, other regions are embracing one another as united party members and leaders, but we still have some elements hanging on that some cannot explain."
Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah also raised concern with some members in the Khomas Region who have not accepted the outcome of last year's Congress, warning that such acts undermine the party's constitution.
The party's vice president, while advising the youth to guard and uphold the party's principles, further cited that the implemented resolutions of last year's congress are fundamental to the development of the country.
Nandi-Ndaitwah pointed out a resolution on youth empowerment, which she said is imperative to realise as assets of the country.
''by investing in the social sector, education, health, and others, and economically, to make sure that our young people have access to economic resources in order for them to bring out their potential to help contribute to the country's development and to enable us to address the challenge of unemployment.''
Nandi-Ndaitwah also spoke about fragmentation and a lack of coordination in service delivery, especially in informal settlements, which she said needed to be harmonised to affect change.
Another is the need to invest in sectors that have greater potential to grow the economy, such as renewable energy, agriculture, technology, oil and gas, and green hydrogen.
''I believe, as Nandi-Ndaitwah, that if all of us believe in ourselves and take our people out of poverty and do the right things both publicly and privately, we will make Namibia prosperous with all these discoveries. We must take advantage. ''
Swapo Party Secretary General, Sophia Shaningwa, denounced reports that there will be an extra ordinary congress to elect the party's presidential candidate for the next general election.
This, she explains, can only occur if one of the top positions becomes vacant.