ECN secures 48 of the needed 94 vehicles for Erongo

SWAKOPMUND; The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) on Wednesday managed to avail 48 of the 94 vehicles needed for use in the electoral constituencies of the region.

The ECN’s elections coordinator for Erongo Region, Kashidinge Lukas Nghipuilepo confirmed to Nampa on Thursday that the 48 vehicles were immediately dispatched to the seven constituencies of the Erongo Region on Wednesday.

He said the region needed 94 vehicles, and he has promised to work hard to ensure that all the vehicles are made available before the end of Thursday.

The elections coordinator also said all the polling stations (fixed and mobile) in his region are ready for the Presidential and National Assembly elections on Friday.

“When I received the 48 vehicles on Wednesday from the government garage, I was informed that there are about 32 vehicles still available for us. I am busy trying to get those cars as well,” he said.

He noted that the idea is to have a vehicle for each polling station, even if it means that they have to resort to the use of private vehicles.

“Though we are getting constant calls from the public who want to make money by giving their vehicles to be used in the elections, we did not yet take any of these vehicles. We need to allocate all the available government vehicles first before considering private ones,” he said.

A total of 104 297 voters in the Erongo Region have registered to take part in the general elections.

Nghipuilepo also told Nampa that he has not received any reports of theft of election materials in his region so far.

“Our materials are safe and under control. We are ready for the elections. We will start with the verifying of election materials by party agents at 05h00 to ensure credibility. After that, the voting stations open at 07h00 and close at 21h00,” he said.