Political parties in parliament fail to account for money allocated to them - ECN

The Electoral Commission of Namibia, ECN says political parties in parliament are still failing to account for money allocated to them by the state.

Parliamentarian Inna Hengari is calling on the ECN to be firmer as she claims some parties are using these funds to dish out cash loans.

The Electoral Commission presented challenges and success stories to members of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Legal Affairs at Swakopmund.

Okaku by-election voters turnout a disappointment

By 5 p.m. today, about 2,700 people had cast their votes at 15 polling stations in Okaku.

The morning saw a good number of voters pass through, which slowed down later throughout the day at most polling stations.

The elderly dominated the numbers at most polling stations.

The ECN had hoped to reach a target of more than 6,000 voters. But that remains a matter of "wait and see." 

The counting should start tonight, but it is not yet clear if the results will be ready to be announced before the morning.

ECN prepares for Keetmanshoop Rural Constituency by-election

The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) has started with preparations for the Keetmanshoop Rural Constituency by-election. 

The by-election became necessary, following the expulsion of former regional councillor, Gerrit Witbooi by his party, Landless People's Movement. 

The ECN's Control Administrative Officer Thomas Shapi, when addressing stakeholders at Keetmanshoop announced that the supplementary registration of voters will start next week Tuesday and end on Friday.  

New political party, "Body of Christ," launched

A political party based on Christian principles was launched at the Omakulukuma settlement in Ondangwa.

The Body of Christ Party targets Christians of all denominations and strives to take their voice to parliament.

BCP claims to be on a mission to ensure freedom, peace, and justice for all Christians as well as fight for the fundamental human rights of all.

Its president, Bishop Festus Thomas, is urging fellow Christians to rally behind the party in the upcoming 2024 national elections.

Over 10,000 registered voters expected to vote in the Okaku constituency by-election

More than 10,000 registered voters are expected to vote in the Okaku constituency by-election scheduled to take place on the 17th of March this year.

The by-election was necessitated following the death of regional councilor Hannu Kapenda last year.

The Electoral Commission of Namibia completed the supplementary registration of voters, which was held from the 10th to the 12th of January.

About 411 voters were registered, and were mainly individuals who turned recently 18 years old.

Incoming Moses ||Garoëb Constituency tackle service delivery-related matters

Incoming councilor of the Moses ||Garoëb Constituency, Stefanus Ndengu, says he is ready to tackle service delivery-related matters in the community.

The Swapo councilor who won the bi-election earlier this month says he has an "open door" policy and advises community members to reach out.

The Moses ||Garoëb constituency is made up of 25 locations and is home to over 40,000 inhabitants. 

Moses ||Garoeb residents ready to vote

Should everything go according to the Electoral Commission of Namibia's plans, residents of the Moses ||Garoeb constituency in Windhoek will have a newly elected regional councillor by this Friday.

The constituency has been without a regional councillor for two months, after the death of Swapo's Aili Venonya, who died in October last year.

The Regional Council Act dictates that the position of a councillor be filled within three months after it becomes vacant.

ECN gives input on the drafting of the Electoral Amendment Bill

The Electoral Commission of Namibia is holding a consultative workshop with stakeholders for scrutiny and input on the drafting of the Electoral Amendment Bill.

This is the second consultative workshop on the Electoral Amendment Bill held by the Electoral Commission of Namibia, following the first in September.

ECN's Chairperson Elsie Nghikembua says the review is in line with good governance, and the public will also be given an opportunity to make input.

ECN has announced the duly nominated candidates for the Moses ||Garoëb constituency

JUST IN | The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) has announced the duly nominated candidates for the Moses ||Garoëb constituency by-election on the 06th of January, 2023.

The public and political parties had an opportunity to nominate their representatives from November 8th through November 23rd, 2022.

929 eligible voters register during Supplementary Registration of Voters in Windhoek's Moses ||Garoeb Constituency

A total of 929 eligible voters have registered during the Supplementary Registration of Voters in Windhoek's Moses ||Garoeb Constituency, bringing the provisional voter roll number to 42,135.

619 duplicate voter registration cards have been issued.

The Electoral Commission of Nambia conducted the exercise from October 31 to November 2, and the Provisional Voters Register will be displayed for public scrutiny and objections tomorrow at the Moses ||Garoeb Constituency Office.

The final voter roll will be available on December 2.