Dikuua, Nyambe in pot

05 September 2019 | Politics

Swapo Kavango East elders’ council secretary Alfons Dikuua and Vilho Shikukumwa branch mobiliser Bertha Nyambe have been elected as the region’s two candidates for the ruling party’s electoral college this weekend.
Dikuua was elected during a regional conference that took place this morning in Rundu, where he secured 31 votes.
The other two nominees, Kavango East governor Samuel Mbambo and Mukwe constituency councillor John Thiguru, received 21 and 5 votes, respectively.
Nyambe did not need to secure any votes, after the two other nominees, Swapo Ndiyona district coordinator Scholastika Muranghuli and Ndonga Linena district coordinator Maria Kanyetu, both withdrew.
The regional conference also elected four delegates for the pot, Anselm Marungu, Kristiaan Muriki, Martina Shipipa and Ernestine Ndumba.
Dikuua and Nyambe now join fellow Kavango East Swapo members who are automatic candidates, including Rundu councillor Verna Sinimbo, who is member of the Swapo central committee, works minister John Mutorwa and trade minister Tjekero Tweya.
Swapo Kavango East regional mobiliser Bonifatius Wakudumo will also feature at the pot.
Wakudumo said during his closing remarks at this morning’s regional conference that Swapo Kavango East regional coordinator Otillie Shinduvi had declined to take part in the electoral college.
KENYA KAMBOWE

Similar News

 

ECN, parties in ballot paper talks

1 day - 17 February 2020 | Politics

The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) is having a series of consultations with political parties over whether to use a verifiable paper trail with electronic...

Itula returns to Supreme Court

6 days ago - 12 February 2020 | Politics

Former independent presidential candidate Panduleni Itula is returning to the Supreme Court for an urgent application to review a decision by the highest court in...

Shaningwa is compromised – Swapo Rundu trio

1 week ago - 11 February 2020 | Politics

President Hage Geingob has been urged to intervene in the unfolding Swapo mess in the Rundu town council before the matter heads to court.The three...

PDM battle heats up

1 week ago - 11 February 2020 | Politics

The Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) finds itself in the middle of a storm over seats in the National Assembly (NA). Four disgruntled party members, who...

'We control national budget' - Swapo

1 week ago - 10 February 2020 | Politics

Swapo on Friday startlingly claimed it remains in control of the national budget despite its poor showing in the last general election, and thus independent...

Judiciary captured by Swapo – LPM

1 week ago - 07 February 2020 | Politics

?The Landless People's Movement claims that the country's judiciary has been captured by Swapo following a judgement delivered in the Supreme Court that no new...

Swapo axe falls in Oshakati

1 week ago - 06 February 2020 | Politics

The Oshakati East and Oshakati West Swapo district executives have jointly recalled Oshakati town councillors Onesmus Shilunga and Gabriel Kamwanka, who in December boycotted the...

Confusion still reigns at Rundu

2 weeks ago - 04 February 2020 | Politics

It is still unclear when the election and swearing-in ceremony for Rundu town council office-bearers will take place as two Swapo structures continue to tussle...

Namibia 7th among African democracies

2 weeks ago - 03 February 2020 | Politics

ELLANIE SMIT While still labelled as having a flawed democracy, Namibia is ranked as one of the top ten most democratic...

ECN blesses PDM's MP wish list

2 weeks ago - 31 January 2020 | Politics

The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) has given the Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) the green light to replace six of the candidates on its party...

Latest News

Towering above the rest

3 hours ago | Sports

LIMBA MUPETAMIToday is the 24th anniversary of Frank Fredericks’ world indoor 200m record sprint in Liévin, France. He remains the world record-holder with a time...

Oryx expects better year results

13 hours ago | Business

Jo-Maré Duddy - Oryx Properties expects its earnings per share (EPS), headline earnings per share (HEPS) and profit for the year ended 31 December 2019...

Price monster throws consumer a...

13 hours ago | Economics

Consumers had to wait 15 years to kick off a new year with meat in deflation and last month didn't disappoint: Annual meat inflation in...

Teachers share rooms with learners

13 hours ago | Education

Some learners at Sikarosompo Primary School in Kavango West have opted to rather walk between four to 20 kilometres to and from school every day...

N$500k to create jobs

13 hours ago | Labour

The labour ministry only received N$500 000 in its annual budget for employment creation, its executive director Bro-Matthew Shinguadja has confirmed.“We budgeted N$500 000 and...

Cops nab Fishcor's Nghipunya

13 hours ago | Crime

Fishcor CEO Mike Nghipunya is being questioned in connection with the Fishrot bribery saga. Police spokesperson Deputy Commissioner Kauna Shikwambi confirmed Nghipunya's arrest yesterday.Anti-Corruption Commission...

Africa Briefs

13 hours ago | Economics

SA union says wage deal not open for reviewSouth African trade union NEHAWU, one of the country's largest public sector unions, said on Friday that...

SA's plans to open up...

13 hours ago | Business

South Africa's announcement that it will open up electricity generation to other players, effectively breaking Eskom's monopoly, has been welcomed by many, especially the mining...

Don't insult anyone, young or...

13 hours ago | Opinion

Police chief Sebastian Ndeitunga was at the centre of a storm all weekend for remarks he made that he would arrest young people hurling insults...

Load More