Swapo's Okahandja constituency councillor unavailable for elections
Swapo Okahandja constituency councillor Steve Biko Booys bid an emotional farewell to the Farm Rudenau community last Thursday.
12 October 2020 | Politics
Swapo's Okahandja constituency councillor Steve Biko Booys will not contest the position in the regional and local authority elections set for 25 November.
He made this announcement on Thursday afternoon at a community meeting at Farm Rudenau outside the garden town.
Booys told community members at Rudenau he feels “emotional to bid farewell to them” since his office enjoyed a smooth working relationship with them since 2010 when he became councillor.
“I still remember in 2009 when I came here campaigning for this position of constituency councillor, you were on my side, and since then we have worked very well,” he said.
'We will miss you'
Several Rudenau residents, including its traditional leader David Gariseb, wished Booys good health during his retirement from active politics.
“We will miss you. Your office improved this community so much that we do not even know how to thank you,” Gariseb said.
The community then called on the appointing authority to look for a competent successor, saying Rudenau still faces many developmental challenges.
Swapo's Otjozondjupa administrator Candy Shivute last Thursday said the party was set to hold its district conference at Okahandja over the weekend.
An internal election process at this district conference would elect candidates to represent the party at the elections.