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NDANKI KAHIURIKA

PEOPLE who are visually impaired have been sidelined when it comes to exercising their democratic right to cast their votes during elections due to a lack of guidance materials.

The chairperson of the Namibian Federation for the Visually Impaired, Moses Nghipandulwa, yesterday said this in a bid to urge the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) to cater for all people on 27 November.

Nghipandulwa, whose federation has close to 16 000 members, explained that its members suffered at the polls during the last elections because the ECN could not cater for them, while family, caretakers or friends took advantage and coerced them into voting for their preferred candidates.

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