Elections

 

LPM concerned over low voter registration turnout

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The Landless People’s Movement (LPM) has expressed concern over the low turnout for the general registration of voters (GRV) nationwide. 

The party urges the public to register for voter cards to participate in the upcoming November elections.

The party’s leader, Bernadus Swartbooi, says he is concerned over the preliminary statistics for the GRV, which show Namibians are not registering as expected. 

Former LPM's Deputy Leader position still vacant

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The position of Deputy Leader of the Landless People's Movement (LPM) remains vacant following the resignation of Henny Seibeb last month.

At its first convention meeting, the LPM elected a new Political Action Committee. Lifaza Simataa, the party's spokesperson, informed NBC News that the committee has been tasked with filling the vacancy left by Seibeb. However, no specific time frame was given.

LPM leader urges members to secure majority seats in National Assembly

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President of the Landless People's Movement, Bernadus Swartbooi, urged the party to strive to secure the majority of the 96 seats in the National Assembly to bring about necessary changes in the country and further restore the dignity of citizens.

Speaking at the party's first national convention, Swartbooi also urged party members to persevere in their efforts to secure positive freedom.

This involves citizens taking firm stances on issues, advocating for change, and speaking out without fear.

Deputy Speaker Loide Kasingo leads delegation to Pan-African Parliament session

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The Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Loide Kasingo, is heading a delegation to the Extraordinary Session of the Sixth Parliament of the Pan-African Parliament at the parliament's headquarters in Midrand, South Africa. 

The session is scheduled to run from March 20th to March 27th, 2024.

The purpose of the Extraordinary Session is to conduct elections to fill vacant positions in the Bureau of the Pan-African Parliament. 

The election is scheduled to occur on Monday next week.

Landless People's Movement hosts policy conference

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The leader of the Landless People's Movement, Bernardus Swartbooi, has reminded party members to be responsible and accountable.

He made the call during the movement's first policy conference held in Windhoek today.

Success in policy formulation and policy implementation depends on good governance and rule-based institutions, says Swartbooi.

Further emphasising that respect for that is aligned with the national constitution and steered by competent leaders who are democratic in executing their mandates.

LPM advocates for local job placements

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The Landless People's Movement's (LPM) Chief Change Campaigner is calling upon the Namibian government, parastatals, and companies, particularly in the mining sector, to allocate at least a quarter of their job placements to local residents.

Bernadus Swartbooi was speaking at a media conference in Tsumeb.

Swartbooi says the LPM is ready and willing to engage leaders of the mines in and around Tsumeb towards ensuring that residents of the town benefit first when job opportunities arise.

Swartbooi challenges Katjavivi's decisions in High Court 

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In a pivotal legal battle, Bernadus Swartbooi is challenging the decisions of the National Assembly's Speaker before a full bench of the High Court led by Judge Masuku.

The speaker suspended Landless People's Movement (LPM) members of parliament Swartbooi and Hennie Seibeb in 2021 for allegedly interrupting the president during his State of the Nation Address.

The speaker considered the two politicians' actions to pose danger to the Head of State.

Key contentions include the formation of an improper committee and Swartbooi's exclusion from democratic processes.