DTA receives over 13 000 ex-SWATF and Koevoet members

OSHITAYI: The DTA of Namibia president McHenry Venaani says his political organisation is growing countrywide and has received 13 400 ex- South West Africa Territorial Force (SWATF) and Koevoet members recently.

Venaani said this at the Oshitayi village near Ondangwa whilst officially opening a joint regional DTA conference for the northern regions of Oshana, Ohangwena, Omusati and Oshikoto on Saturday.

The one-day conference was aimed at electing new leaders of the DTA for the four regions.

The DTA president noted that the party’s representatives have informed his office that there are 40 people at Olukonda in the Oshikoto Region and 44 people at Ohalushu in the Ohangwena Region who have decided to join the DTA.

According to Venaani, most of the people who are joining the DTA are former members of the SWATF and Koevoet who were lured to join the ruling Swapo-Party and the official opposition party, the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP).

He charged that people join the DTA after realising that promises made to them by the ruling Swapo-Party were never fulfilled, and that they continue to live in poverty in the country of their birth 24 years after independence.

Venaani told the conference participants that the DTA is not there to criticise, but the party is there to bring up new ideas that would take people of Namibia out of poverty and give them hope.

“More and more young people in Namibia are without jobs, many of our children are lost in a trap because many fathers cannot support the children,” the DTA president noted, adding that if the DTA is voted into State power it will offer Governmental support to single mothers to raise their children.

This, he said, is needed because many fathers cannot support their children due to the fact that they are facing poverty.

The DTA, Venaani said, will support the single mothers by providing them free food, cheap electricity and school uniforms for their children once the party is elected to govern this country after the general elections in November this year.

He went on to say that the DTA government will deepen economic development of the country by assisting members of the Namibian society who are now left behind as a result of a widened gap between the poor and rich people.

Venaani used the same platform to remind all DTA members of the need of a peaceful political environment in the country, and at the same time called on DTA members and supporters to be disciplined and not to intimidate anybody during their elections campaign.