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Serving, remand prisoners to vote

By Ester Mbathera

TRIAL-AWAITING and serving prisoners will be able to vote with the rest of the country on 27 November 2019, the ECN has confirmed. Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) public relations officer Victoria Hango said there will be no special voting for inmates or trial-awaiting prisoners. “ECN will deploy a mobile team to the different correctional services facilities and police holding cells to ensure that anyone who qualifies to vote is able to do so,” she said. Hango added that trial-awaiting prisoners and serving inmates were afforded an opportunity to register during the supplementary voter’s registration exercise earlier this year. “Namibia will … Read More

‘Put God first’ says Christian party

By Sakeus Iikela

Christian Democratic Voice (CDV) president Gothard Kandume.
Photo: Paulus Kiiyala Shiku/Nampa

THE Christian Democratic Voice party says politicians who will take over the government after this year’s election must prioritise religion in every governance structure to address the socio-economic challenges faced by the nation.

The party’s president, Gothard Kandume, said in an interview with The Namibian yesterday that the current economic woes and prevailing drought situation, as well as other social problems in Namibia, could all be things of the past if the leaders prioritise God before everything. He added that the current socio-economic problems were evidence … Read More

Geingob appoints Nicanor as veteran’s advisor

Hilma Nicanor


PRESIDENT Hage Geingob has appointed former veteran affairs deputy minister Hilma Nicanor as an advisor on veterans’ affairs in the office of the vice president costing the government around N$48 000 a month.

State House press secretary Alfredo Hengari confirmed the appointment to The Namibian today, saying the former deputy minister will be tasked with overseeing the coordination and implementation of veterans related policies.

Nicanor’s appointment comes a few weeks after she resigned from her deputy ministerial position to contest for National Assembly position at this month’s national elections.

She could earn around N$300 000 … Read More

Independent candidates haunt Swapo

… party moots constitutional amendments


SWAPO may consider amendments to its constitution to expel party members who wish to contest in national or local elections against the party’s fielded candidates.
This was the view of the party’s vice president, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, during an interview with Nampa late last week, which covered various issues, including the emergence of independent candidates within Swapo, who now appear to be a thorn in the flesh of the former liberation movement.
Asked how the party intends to avert future situations of party members standing as independent candidates against the organisation’s fielded … Read More

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