Private vehicles only hope for ECN

20 November 2020 | Politics

ELIZABETH JOSEPH



KEETMANSHOOP

The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) has concluded its training of police officers and political party agents in the //Karas Region.

According to ECN regional coordinator Augustinus Ucham, further training is currently ongoing in the !Nami#nus Constituency.

“Cluster trainings are also expected to start soon in Karasburg, Keetmanshoop and Lüderitz.

The ECN is in the final stages of preparation for the regional and local authority elections set to take place next Wednesday, 25 November.

Private vehicles

Meanwhile, the ECN has sent out a request to members of the public who are able to avail their private vehicles for use during the elections.

These vehicles will be inspected at various venues in Karasburg, Keetmanshoop, Oranjemund and Lüderitz.

“We could not secure the desired number of vehicles from government garages, hence permission was granted for us to make use of private vehicles. Inspection for warranty and roadworthiness of the vehicles have commenced and will take two days, 19 and 20 November,” Ucham said.

The vehicles needed are kombi vans as well as single and double cab bakkies.

He also appealed to voters to not wait until the last minute to vote, but instead go to polling stations earlier than the presented time.

Polling stations in //Karas will open at 07:00 and close at 21:00.

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