ECN needs more vehicles for elections: Tjipueja

WINDHOEK; The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) is in the process of securing more vehicles to enable it to carry out the Presidential and National Assembly Elections later this month.

Speaking at a media briefing on Thursday, ECN Chairperson Notemba Tjipueja announced that the vehicles will be sourced from government and private vehicle dealers.

“We need about 2800 vehicles and you may agree with me that it is not easy to source these volumes of cars from government. We are however continuing to receive cars from government and we have put in place a mechanism to take care of the required transport needs,” she said.

Tjipueja however, could not provide the total number of vehicles in the ECN’s possession and the number of vehicles still needed to meet their target.

Tjipueja told the gathering that the provisional voters register was publicly displayed at designated places across the country from 01 to 03 October for possible objections. This followed the Supplementary Registration of Voters that took place from 08 to 20 September 2014.

Tjipueja announced that no objections were registered.

The chairperson said the provisional voter register went through various levels of integrity checks, such as the removal of duplicates and the names of deceased persons.

The final voters register was gazetted on 07 November 2014 with a total number of registered voters of 1, 241 194.