SIBBINDA: The Katima Rural district conference which was nullified by the Swapo-Party politburo early last month, will now only take place after the Sibbinda Constituency by-election slated for this coming Friday.
The Swapo-Party Politburo on 14 August declared the party’s Caprivi regional conference null and void because of alleged tribal disputes in a number of branches in the Katima Rural District.
The party’s Caprivi regional acting coordinator, Linus Mafale told Nampa today that preparations for the Katima Rural district conference are currently on hold until after the by-election.
He said the party’s leadership in the Caprivi Region is currently concentrating on retaining its seat in the Sibbinda Constituency.
The Katima Rural district had 25 Swapo-Party branches under the leadership of the late Ernest Likando, who was Masubia, until 2005, when former governor Leonard Mwilima (Mafwe) took over, leading to fights over the number of branches in that district.
2 (OTJIWARONGO) – Over 150 learners of the Otjiwarongo Senior Secondary School were sent home today for failing to return raffle tickets meant to collect money for the school.
Principal Rina Goldbeck told Nampa today that she sent them home at 07h30 before the school could start with daily lessons at 08h00 so that they bring back the raffle tickets they had collected early this year.
Tickets were sold for N.dollars 10 each, and monies to be collected are meant to build 20 benches and 20 tables on the school premises.
Goldbeck explained that in May this year, several learners collected raffle tickets to sell to any interested person, and they have not returned these tickets up to now.
According to her, it means that the tickets were either sold and the learners misappropriated the money, or the learners failed to sell the tickets and decided to keep them at home.
Acting Otjozondjupa Regional Education Director, Cornelis Araes- Shikulo failed to comment much on the raffle ticket issue, only saying that she spoke to the school principal in question.