SPYL Kavango West claims youth exclusion
19 August 2020 | Politics
The ruling party's Kavango West youth wing claims youth leaders are excluded from meetings where leaders and institutions make decisions on behalf of the masses.
The SPYL branch demands to be included in such decisions.
They also demand decentralisation of public tender procedures to constituency offices, saying that entrepreneurs must travel hundreds of kilometres to obtain forms at Nkurenkuru.
These demands are contained in a statement issued by Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) Kavango West regional secretary Boniphatius Muronga.
“The youth should be included in meetings as in most cases the youth are left aside, even some decisions are taken without the knowledge of the youth leaders,” Muronga said.
Muronga further requested that members of the public be allowed to ask questions during the regional governor's annual State of Region Address (Sora).
Since the address is delivered at an extraordinary regional council meeting, only constituency councillors may ask questions. On the issue of public procurement, Muronga said it does not make sense for a person to travel 250 kilometres from Mururani to Nkurenkuru just to acquire a tender document. “Free tender bids should be decentralised to the constituency offices to enable free participation of all entrepreneurs of Kavango West Region. Our region is big; how do you expect a person from Mururani to travel to Nkurenkuru via Rundu just for a free bidding document. It's not fair at all,” he stated.