Party list representative of Namibian nation: Hamutenya

WINDHOEK; A combination of youth, women and experience make up the core representatives on the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP)’s Parliamentary list.

The party’s one-day Electoral College held in Windhoek on Saturday elected 96 people who will represent the RDP in the upper legislative House, subject to the number of seats won in the National Assembly election at the end of this year.

The top 10 of the list is made up of veteran RDP politicians, including two women.

These are RDP president Hidipo Hamutenya; Steve Bezuidenhout; Mike Kavekotora; Agnes Limbo; Heiko Lucks; Miriam Hamutenya; Peter Naholo; Kandy Nehova; Anton von Wietersheim and Nic Kruger.

Some of the veterans who did not make it to the top 10 include Jeremiah Nambinga, who landed at 13th place on the list; Magnus Nangombe (14); Monica Nambelela (15); Libolly Haufiku (16); Michaela Hubschle (17); Nghiningilwandubo Kashume (26); Fillemon Kanime (27); and Rudolf Kamburona (40).

“I can say with confidence that this list is truly representative of the Namibian nation. There is no question of the ability of the comrades that have emerged to represent the party in Parliament in our RDP government,” a proud Hamutenya said during a media conference held in Windhoek on Sunday, after the conclusion of the Electoral College.

Hamutenya said the Electoral College went well and was held in the spirit of camaraderie.

“Our detractors will surely have sleepless nights when they see the calibre of men and women the RDP Electoral College has produced,” he said.

Hamutenya then thanked the participants for showing the nation that RDP is above petty politics and only has the interest of the nation at heart.

He then reminded the delegates and members of the party that they are not in politics for prestige, but to be servants of the Namibian nation and its people.

“If we maintain these noble goals, the future of this nation will be bright,” he said.

Hamutenya also reminded the delegates of the mammoth task ahead, saying it is time to campaign for the Namibian nation’s bright future and for victory in the coming elections.

Namibians go to the polls in November for the Presidential and National Assembly elections.