Elections’ day declared public holiday

WINDHOEK; The 28th of November 2014 has been declared a public holiday.

On that day Namibians go to the polls in Presidential and National Assembly elections in terms of the Electoral Act No. 5 of 2014.

The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology announced in a media statement on Wednesday that President Hifikepunye Pohamba has declared the day as a public holiday under the Public Holiday Act, Act No. 26 of 1990.

The ministry stated that 14 November 2014, which is the day when sea-going personnel vote in the same election, is not a public holiday.

Voters registered at Namibia’s foreign missions will also cast their votes at polling stations outside the country on Friday.