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 today 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.
He said it is because of infighting, and nothing else, adding that if they are not done by September, none of them will attend the Swapo-Party Congress in November this year.
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.
The Bruder Grimm Schule in Cologne, Germany has donated N.dollars 30 000 in a handshaking gesture to the Okanguati Combined School in the Kunene Region.
The donation signals the start of a long-term partnership between the two schools, for which an agreement was signed on Tuesday.
Vivian Bolling, a Grade 4 learner from the Bruder Grimm Schule who was instrumental in the collection of the N.dollars 30 000, along with her family, represented the German school during the signing ceremony at Okanguati.
Speaking on behalf of the family, Vivian’s father Professor Michael Bolling said the school requested that the family represent them in the initiation of the partnership, given their ties to Namibia.
Bolling said that the Bruder Grimm Schule was looking at going into a partnership with an African school, and since they have been visiting Namibia since 1993 and knew the Okanguati Combined School, they proposed it to the school and it was approved.
The partnership will, amongst other things, include the exchange of letters between learners of the two schools, as well as possible student exchanges.