Oshikoto Region Ready for the Elections

The Oshikoto Region voter education officer Jason Shigwedha says Oshikoto is ready for the presidential and National Assembly elections on Friday.

The elections will see a new leader taking over the presidential baton from the incumbent President Hifikepunye Pohamba who will have served his two terms in office by March next year. “I can confidently say everything is in order and the this region is ready to vote,” said Shigwedha.

Asked whether there were any challenges in the countdown to election day, Shigwedha said most challenges were addressed and that they were just adding the “finishing touches”.

Shigwedha and his team held mobile information sessions regarding the use of electronic voting machines over the weekend in Tsumeb where many elderly had the chance to make sure they know how to operate the machine before going to the polls.

According to the chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) Aocate Notemba Tjipueja, the ECN will operate a total of 1 255 fixed and 2 711 mobile polling stations totaling 3 966 across the country.

Similarly, the ECN will deploy 1 255 fixed teams and 825 teams to serve the 2 711 mobile stations making a total of 2 080 teams across the 121 constituencies nationally.

“The ECN declares its readiness to conduct the upcoming Presidential and National Assembly Elections. Lastly, we would like to urge all stakeholders and the Namibian electorate at large to turn out in large numbers and participate in this all-important democratic process,” she stated recently in a statement released on the ECN’s preparedness.

Source : New Era