AFFIRMATIVE Repositioning leader Job Amupanda, whose ambition is to become city mayor, has promised residents of Windhoek that the youth movement, together “with the progressive forces”, will now run the council in a way that benefits the “dejected masses”.
This follows confirmation earlier today that Swapo has lost control of the Windhoek municipality, after voters only handed the ruling party five seats out of 15 on the council.
Dr Panduleni Itula’s Independent Patriots for Change has four seats, while AR and the Landless People’s Movement have two each. The Popular Democratic Movement and Nudo have one seat … Read More
PEOPLE of Sibbinda constituency in Zambezi region expect the change they wished for after Independent Patriots for Change member (IPC) Mickey Lukaezi won the regional council seat in this week’s election.
The seat was occupied by a Swapo member in the past.
Lukaezi told The Namibian that the elections were free and fair and a true reflection of people’s aspirations.
“I’m very grateful to everyone who voted for me, it was not easy but people managed to go out and vote for me. I’m so excited and I promise to bring change to my constituency,” he said.… Read More
SWAPO has lost control of the Windhoek municipality after voters gave the ruling party five out of the 15 seats on the council, according to sources.
Swapo previously occupied 12 of the 15 seats in the council.
Panduleni Itula’s Independent Patriots for Change (IPC) won four seats in this week’s election, giving the opposition a chance to form a coalition to run Namibia’s capital city. The Landless People’s Movement and the Affirmative Repositioning movement have two seats each, while the Popular Democratic Movement and Nudo have one each.
IPC is now in the driver seat to lead a coalition of … Read More
LANDLESS People’s Movement leader Bernadus Swartbooi has expressed excitement over his party’s election victories in two southern regions.
Preliminary results from the Electoral Commission of Namibia indicate that LPM candidates scored victories in four regional council constituencies in the //Kharas region in Wednesday’s regional election.
//Kharas constituencies won by the LPM by Thursday afternoon are Keetmanshoop Urban, Keetmanshoop Rural, Karasburg East and Berseba.
“While we are consumed by the heavy sense of excitement, we are consumed by the responsibility and our mandate to serve the electorate and to ensure corruption-free, transparent regional and local governance,” Swartbooi said.… Read More
NAMIBIA’S ruling party, Swapo, has managed to retain its hold in all the constituencies of the Ohangwena region during the just-ended local and regional elections.
The Ohangwena region is one of Swapo’s strongholds in the north. Swapo candidates won in all of the 12 constituencies in Ohangwena.
The Swapo regional coordinator in Ohangwena, Hafeni Hatutale, said he was happy with the electorate for believing in Swapo, “because we are nothing without them”. “We are happy and we will hopefully deliver more services to our trusted electorate,” he said.
Four of the Swapo candidates in the regional council election … Read More
SWAPO administrator Austin Samupwa said he does not want to comment on preliminary local and regional authority election results that show the ruling party has lost several constituencies in the central and southern parts of the country, as well as in major towns.
he preliminary results for some regional councils in Erongo, Khomas, Hardap, //Kharas and local authorities in Walvis Bay, Swakopmund, Keetmanshoop and Oranjemund show the ruling party losing by big margins.
Samupwa said the party will only comment after the official results are announced by the Electoral Commission of Namibia.
INDEPENDENT Patriots for Change (IPC) candidate Deriou Benson, who was contesting for a position at the Walvis Bay Urban constituency, could not vote for himself yesterday as he was a registered voter at the Walvis Bay Rural constituency.
Benson (30), could not change his voters’ card by the time his party announced him as their candidate for the Walvis Bay urban constituency.
“When I registered as a voter, it was not my intention to run as a candidate. Whether I was going to run for Urban or Walvis Bay Rural was never a question. I live in … Read More
SUPPORTERS of the Independent Patriots for Change (IPC) at Swakopmund burst into celebration after supporters learned that the party’s candidate, Ciske Smith, had won.
Smith had won by nearly 2 500 votes compared to her Swapo rival.
Electoral commission returning officer David Diener read the regional election results for the Swakopmund constituency on Thursday.
Of the 12 027 votes casted for the regional council, IPC received 5 688, Swapo’s Phillipus Munenguni (3 260), Landless People’s Movement’s Hanganeni Kodi (1 119), United Democratic Front’s Mutani Dantu (791), Popular Democratic Movement’s Ihangwapo Hamutenya (740), Republican Party of Namibia’s Elifas … Read More
ZAMBEZI RESULT I An independent candidate, Ivene Visitor Kabunga, has won the regional council election in the Zambezi region’s Linyanti constituency. Swapo previously held the constituency.
WALVIS BAY RESULT I Independent Patriots for Change candidate Florian Tegako Donatus has won the regional council election in the Walvis Bay Rural constituency, previously held by Swapo.
ERONGO RESULT | The Swapo Party has retained the Omaruru constituency after Ernest Wetha was announced as the new constituency councillor.
OTJOZONDJUPA RESULT | The National Unity Democratic Organisation (Nudo) has retained Okakarara constituency, which was previously occupied by now ousted former deputy leader Vetaruhe Kandorozu. … Read More
CAMPAIGN-FREE … Members of the security forces are requesting home owners within a 500-metre radius from polling stations to remove displays of political party or campaign materials, which are prohibited near polling stations on election day.
Affirmative Repositioning (AR) leader Job Amupanda voted at Havana Primary School in Windhoek. He says the process was smooth inside the polling station but he wants long queues, which discourage people from voting, to be eliminated.
PDM leader McHenry Venaani arrives at Dagbreek Primary School in Windhoek to cast his vote. Venaani says so far, he is pleased with the turnout of Namibians. As the opposition party, Venaani says he hopes they win majority seats.
Presiding officer at the Katutura East constituency’s Mandume Primary School polling station Albertina Shiwale refused to give IPC leader Panduleni Itula & candidate Michael Mulunga preferential access to cast their votes.
Voters queued up to cast their votes at Heroes Private school polling station at Ondangwa. Most voters told The Namibian that the voting system is very slow as one has to spend more than 20 minutes in the polling booth. Photos: Hileni Nembwaya
THE Namibian Public Workers Union has said it does not advocate
the invoking of section 42 of the Labour Act of 2007, which calls for
workers to be absent from their workplaces.
general of the union, Petrus Nevonga, said this on Friday at a press
conference held in Windhoek where the union donated N$200 000 to help
the government in the fight against the coronavirus disease.
42 (1), titled ’employee’s right to leave a dangerous place of work’,
states that “if an employee has a reasonable cause to believe that,
until effective measures have been taken, it … Read More