WINDHOEK: The leadership of the Swapo-Party Youth League (SPYL) has directed its secretary, Dr Elijah Ngurare, to nominate Minister of Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development Jerry Ekandjo to contest for the party’s vice-presidency during the upcoming congress.
This directive was made by the SPYL national executive committee (NEC) during a meeting held in the capital yesterday.
The watershed upcoming Swapo-Party Congress, in which the ruling party will elect its new leadership, is scheduled to take place at the end of November this year at a yet-to-be announced venue.
Announcing the decision taken by the SPYL NEC at a media conference held at the party’s head office in Katutura this afternoon, SPYL Secretary for Information, Publicity and Mobilisation, Job Amupanda said the NEC also directed Ngurare to nominate Minister of Foreign Affairs Utoni Nujoma to contest for the position of Swapo-Party Secretary-General at the congress.
The NEC further directed Ngurare to nominate Minister of Education, Dr Abraham Iyambo as their preferred candidate for the position of Deputy Secretary-General, and in addition, the SPYL also forwarded the names of retired Lieutenant-Generals Martin Shalli and Salomon Jesus Hawala, as well as Lucia Iipumbu and John Kantana to be elected as members of the Swapo-Party Central Committee (CC) during the November congress.
Ngurare will automatically go to the Congress as a member of the Swapo-Party Central Committee.
WINDHOEK; Six shebeens were closed this afternoon in the Katutura Police Station’s jurisdiction.
No arrests were made.
This kind of blitz operation on shebeens will become a regular sight in the area and region, until the issue of illegal shebeens is solved.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Regional Commander for the Khomas Region, Commissioner Festus Shilongo yesterday made it clear that time is running out for those who operate shebeens illegally.
Katutura Police Station Commander, Chief Inspector Ismael Basson led the operation in his area, during which several liquor licences were confiscated as it is believed to be forged.
The documentation and signatures will be verified, as it is suspected that a person or syndicate is selling forged liquor licenses.
Basson told members of the media, who accompanied them during the operation, that last year, no less than 500 shebeens were counted in his area, but now there are already more than 800.