WINDHOEK: The Swapo-Party Youth League (SPYL) is not happy with the performance of the National Youth Council (NYC), and is thus trying to help the council help itself.
SPYL Secretary for Information, Mobilisation and Publicity Job Amupanda told Nampa here yesterday that the SPYL Central Committee (CC) concluded during its 5th SPYL congress in September 2012 that the NYC is not living up to the expectations of the youth, especially when it is a youth umbrella body with the principal task of delivering youth development by young people themselves.
Congress then decided very clearly to pass Resolution 34 of the 5th SPYL Congress on the NYC, he said.
This resolution expresses displeasure with the thriving political expediency surrounding the NYC, as the body is observed not to be living up to the expectations of the SPYL, which is its key founder.
It is not necessarily that they are banishing anyone, Amupanda explained.
International non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are backing the candidacy of Geneva, Switzerland to become the future host city of the Green Climate Fund, a key tool in the global fight against climate change.
Five other countries are vying to host the fund – Namibia, Germany, Mexico, Poland and South Korea.
Green Cross International (GCI) and the Climate Change Task Force are supporting the candidacy of Geneva, according to Alexander Likhotal , the president of Green Cross International and a member of the Task Force.
Likhotal said in a media statement issued yesterday that Geneva would be an ideal candidate due to its experience in hosting international bodies, and its pro-green credentials.
Meanwhile, Namibian Environment and Tourism Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah early last month dismissed malicious allegations that Namibia had withdrawn to host the Green Climate Fund secretariat.
Rumours have been doing the rounds that Namibia withdrew its bid since leaders of the fledgling United Nations’ (UN) Green Climate Fund agreed at a first meeting at the end of August this year to choose a headquarters as part of a plan to oversee billions of dollars in aid to help developing nations fight global warming.