RUNDU: The national chairmanship position of the All Peoples Party (APP) remains unoccupied after it was left vacant following the death of its former National Chairman, Herbert Shixwameni who died in early April this year.
The late Shixwameni, a former Swapo-Party National Council member and Councillor for the Rundu Rural West Constituency, resigned as Councillor and member of the ruling party on 15 October 2007 to form the APP, which is led by his younger brother Ignatius Shixwameni as President.
APP Secretary for Information Agapitus Hausiku informed Nampa on Tuesday that the APP position for national chairman is still vacant pending the party’s Central Coordinating Committee (CCC) meeting scheduled to take place later this month on 17 August.
Hausiku explained that on that meeting, the CCC will give directives as to whether to appoint someone in an acting capacity or leave it vacant until the party’s congress slated at the end of this year in December.
The APP Secretary for Information revealed that the party will have its second congress from 13-16 December where it will elect new leaderships which will includes positions of a president, vice-president, secretary-general, national chairman.
He said the party will also review its constitution and political programs amongst others. The region that will host the congress is yet to be decided.
Meanwhile, the party is set to have women and elder’s elective conferences in the Kavango region starting next week from 10-12 August.
During those conferences that will be held concurrently, the party will elect positions of a regional chairpersons, vice-chairperson, secretary, treasurer as well as four additional new members of the party’s wings.