Election observers from SADC Parliamentary Forum commend residents for a peaceful mood before elections

MALTAHOHE: Election observers from the SADC Parliamentary Forum deployed to the Hardap Region commended the residents for a peaceful mood before the elections tomorrow.

Namibians are gearing up to vote for the party and the president of their choice in less than 24 hours.

A total of 45 834 residents in the Hardap Region registered to vote in the upcoming elections.

In Maltahohe, a village in the Daweb constituency, a total of 2 770 voters registered.

Head of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Region delegation and of Team Three, Pedro Sebastiao commended the Acting Station Commander of the Namibian Police in Maltahohe, Sergeant Paul Gariseb on the peaceful period his team observed since they arrived in the region on Saturday.

The team visited the village about 110 kilometres east of Mariental to observe the situation hours before the election process takes off.

Sebastiao added that his team remains positive and confident that the elections will go ahead peacefully and as planned by the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN).

A total of 97 observers were divided into 24 teams and deployed to the 14 regions of the country.

WINDHOEK; A large group of people flocked to the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) offices this morning to drive election cars up North, only to be told that it was false information.

The eager drivers, mainly men, came with certified copies of their drivers’ licences and identification documents (IDs) as per the text message they received.

They were however dispersed by Namibian Police officers, because the ECN never requested drivers.

ECN Director of Operations, Theo Mujoro told Nampa today that they do not have arrangements for any cars to be driven to the North.

According to the text message, drivers were sought by the ECN to drive 100 4×4 vehicles from Windhoek to the Oshikoto Region today and back on Saturday.

The ECN has been experiencing a shortage of cars for the elections, and has since started making use of private vehicles to assist in the process.