By Adam Hartman
USAKOS – SWAPO’S Erongo regional coordinator Moses Muhuura, said this year’s elections were a massive improvement from the previous elections.
“This proved that there was voter apathy in the past [among the voters]. And beside the large turnout this time around, many were the youth,” he told The Namibian.
“Namibia is now [almost] 30 years old and there are more people — even the youth —who want to exercise their democratic right,” Muhuura added.
He said the most “critical issue” he heard of from all seven constituencies in the Erongo region was that “Erongo was very peaceful, everywhere” — and that “voters’ turnout was very high everywhere”.
The ruling party’s regional coordinator said many elders who were struggling to move, or those who could not see, were determined to brave the heat and turn up at the polling stations.
“This shows that they were determined and that those who made excuses that it was too hot, or it was not worthwhile voting, or it was too full and people had to wait too long in qeues, were put to shame by these elders.
He called on voters to make use of the time left (until 21h00).
“We have seen that people are willing to put their differences aside and to exercise their democratic rights. That is important because we all have a stake in our democracy.”
HAPPY… Swapo Erongo regional coordinator Moses Muhuura, at the Usakos’ Hakhaseb Community Hall polling station. Photo: Adam Hartman