OTJIWARONGO: Members of the Otjozondjupa Swapo-Party Elders’ Council remain divided, resulting in failure to complete the restructuring process of their political wing here.
The newly-elected Swapo-Party Elders’ Council’s Secretary-General, Frederick Matongo told Nampa on Thursday that he is disappointed with the Otjozondjupa Swapo-Party Elders’ Council’s wing as it is the only regional elders’ council that has failed to complete its restructuring process, which already started in March this year.
“It’s because of infighting, nothing else. The Otjozondjupa wing is not done with its restructuring process and if they are not done by September, none of them will attend the Swapo-Party Congress in November this year,” warned Matongo.
He indicated that he was on his way to the north, and upon his return, he will assist the regional Elders’ Council to finish with its restructuring process.
Approached for comment on Wednesday, Otjozondjupa Swapo-Party Regional Coordinator Susan Hikopua referred all questions to the Otjozondjupa Swapo-Party Elders’ Council Secretary, Hilia Shiweda.
On her part, Shiweda, 90, said the restructuring process was not completed because some members within her wing do not want Lukas Hifitikeko to be elected onto the regional wing’s structures.
Hifitikeko was the Otjiwarongo Constituency councillor before Otto Iipinge.
Shiweda does not know the position Hifitikeko is contesting for, and could not reveal the names of those who do not want Hifitikeko to stand for a position on the regional Elders’ Council.