Stop demanding praise

Kavango East Swapo members were told to serve the people who voted for them and not expect to be begged to do their jobs.

02 May 2019 | Politics

Swapo's regional coordinator for Kavango East Ottilie Shinduvi has urged fellow party members, especially those elected into various leadership positions, to shy away from the trend of wanting the electorate to beg for services.

Shinduvi made the remark on Tuesday during party's joint regional executive committee meeting which was held at Swapo's regional headquarters in Rundu.

During her no-holds-barred speech, Shinduvi spoke against the practice by some party members who demand to be “praised” and “served” by the electorate.

She indicated that there are party leaders elected into positions to lead at local authorities and regional councils who are not fulfilling their mandates, something she says should come to an end.

“The Swapo Party is not an employment agency. You are elected into a position to serve the people and not for the people to serve you,” Shinduvi said.

She said it is disturbing to see party leaders at different levels wanting to be “begged” by the electorate to provide services to them, saying that it is a result of party members who do not familiarise themselves with the needs of the people.

Shinduvi also spoke on the issue of accepting criticism saying that a leader must always expect to be criticised and should learn from it.

“Jesus was crucified for serving the people, who are you not to be crucified? We need to change. There is no comfort zone in leadership,” she said.

The Swapo Party School's national coordinator, Charles Mubita, was also in attendance.

The meeting was later closed to the media.

Following the four-hour closed-door meeting, Mubita told Namibian Sun the purpose of his visit was an engagement on issues pertaining to the renewal of mandates at section, branch and district levels.

He said he was invited by the party's regional office.

“I engaged the members on what should be done as well as clarified some of the issues raised by the comrades,” Mubita said.

Asked whether the meeting was a success, Mubita said that the success of the meeting will only be determined if the renewal of mandate happens successfully.

The Swapo Party renewal of mandate is expected to be done by 30 May.

Meanwhile in March Namibian Sun exposed how alleged ghost branches were created in the run-up to the 4 July 2015 Swapo Rundu Urban district conference, which were represented by delegates who have since disappeared.

It was discovered that Rundu Urban constituency had 79 branches. Namibian Sun understands that the number will be reduced drastically following the current renewal of mandate exercise.

KENYA KAMBOWE

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