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.
OTJIWARONGO; Otjozondjupa regional governor and newly-appointed Swapo-Party regional information and mobilisation officer, Rapama Kamehozu, has called on Health and Social Services Minister Dr Richard Kamwi to step down as chairperson of the national leaders assigned to Otjozondjupa.
Kamehozu said this during a media briefing yesterday afternoon at the Swapo-Party regional office in Otjiwarongo.
He said the regional conference decided to move a vote of no confidence in the chairperson of leaders assigned to the Otjozondjupa Region for his decision to desert them at a crucial time when they need him most.
Kamehozu was reacting to Kamwi and the other national leaders’ boycott of the elective conference here on Saturday.
Kamwi was accompanied by Education Deputy Minister Dr David Namwandi, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry Petrus Iilonga, and Elifas Dingara, a Member of Parliament.
These Swapo leaders walked out of the conference, claiming that it was unconstitutional, and that it defied the special conditions and directives outlined by the Swapo-Party Central Committee (CC).