Karas Swapo-Party leadership running late with elections

Acting Swapo-Party Coordinator for the Karas Region on Friday said the party leadership here is running behind schedule with the election of new regional leaders.

Lysa Dausab said during an interview with Nampa the delay was caused by the Berseba District, which by Friday was not yet prepared for the election.

As such, the regional conference that was expected to take place this weekend now might have to be postponed.

The party’s regional leadership was expected to submit the names of the newly elected Karas leaders to the national headquarters in Windhoek by Saturday.

“I sent a request to our Secretary-General (Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana) for the 30 June conference to be postponed to 07 July, so that we can hold the regional conference then and afterwards, submit all the names,” Dausab said.

She could however not explain what exactly caused the delay and noted that she is still waiting for a response on her request from the Swapo-Party’s Secretary General.

The outcome of the regional conference will determine whether Dausab will take up the position of regional coordinator or whether she is replaced by someone else.

Nampa understands from sources within the Swapo-Party here that three candidates will battle it out for the regional coordinator position.

Dausab was appointed as acting coordinator after Willem Isaak, who previously held the post, was appointed Deputy Minister of Mines and Energy.