OSHAKATI: President Hifikepunye Pohamba will soon appoint the new and third Delimitation Commission, which would consider recommendations for certain constituencies to be divided into two on the grounds that they are too vast.
Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development Minister Jerry Ekandjo said this last Thursday during the official launch of Oshakati’s boundaries expansion project at the Ekuku village on the way to the Okatana Roman Catholic Church.
The first Delimitation Commission was appointed in 1992, and the second one in 2002.
The term of office of each commission is 10 years.
According to Ekandjo, Oshikoto and Kavango are the two regions that suggested that one each of their constituencies be divided into two, because they are vast and difficult to be run by one councillor.
Ekandjo identified the Mukwe Constituency in the Kavango Region as apparently being too big, but he did not mention the constituency in the Oshikoto Region that needs to be divided into two.
Meanwhile, Ekandjo told his audience that the Swapo-Party office in the Kavango Region has recommended that the entire Kavango Region be divided into two regions, because it is too big.