OMARURU: Namibia’s oldest political party, the South West Africa National Union (Swanu), on Saturday celebrated its 53rd year of existence at the Okaumbaneno Farm in the Omaruru area.
Swanu was founded on 27 September 1959 in the then Old Location in Windhoek.
Its president, Usutuaije Maamberua, said in his keynote speech that his party was still not shaken, unlike other political parties in the country that are being looted by personal differences, adding that Swanu is united like the days of the liberation struggle.
However, he expressed dismay with Government on the issue of land and the wealth of the country, which he said are still in the hands of the minority white people, adding that it is time for Government to do its best and give land and wealth back to its people.
He announced that Swanu will organise a land conference in March 2013 to address burning issues on land degradation and flooding in northern Namibia, land availability and food production in the Kavango and Caprivi regions, as well as the claim to ancestral land, among others.