WINDHOEK: The Swapo-Party Youth League (SPYL) Central Committee has endorsed the nomination of Minister of Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development Jerry Ekandjo for the position of Swapo vice-president, come 29 October this year.
SPYL Secretary for Information, Publicity and Mobilisation, Job Amupanda said during a media briefing yesterday that the SPYL Central Committee has noted, without any objection whatsoever, the indication of the SPYL Secretary Elijah Ngurare to nominate Ekandjo for the position of vice-president of Swapo at the Swapo-Party Central Committee meeting slated towards the end of October.
The youth wing’s central committee meeting took place on Saturday.
Ngurare is the sole candidate from the youth wing to attend the Swapo-Party Central Committee meeting, but 15 people from the SPYL will attend the Swapo-Party Congress to take place towards the end of this year.
Ekandjo will be the third candidate for the Swapo-Party vice presidency, following the earlier nomination of Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Hage Geingob and Minister of Justice Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana.
Two men and a woman alleged to be regular dagga traders here, were arrested on Saturday at the roadblock between Otjiwarongo and Okahandja with 14 parcels of dagga valued at over N.dollars 14 000.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Otjozondjupa Regional Crime Investigations’ Coordinator, Moses Khairabeb told Nampa in an interview yesterday that the trio was travelling from the direction of Windhoek to Otjiwarongo.
Khairabeb said the police received a tip-off from a member of the public earlier on Saturday morning that there was a sedan vehicle with the three suspects – a 48-year-old woman, 53-year-old man and another 51-year-old man – carrying the drugs.
They are expected to appear in the Otjiwarongo Magistrates’ Court today.
Khairabeb then warned drug dealers hoping to use Otjiwarongo as a hub for drugs to think again, saying community members here have started to collaborate with the police.