RDP Bemoans Omusati’s No-Go Zone Tag

Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) Information and Publicity Secretary Jeremia Nambinga said the RDP condemns Omusati Region being referred to as a no-go zone by some Namibians.

Nambinga was speaking at the party’s rally at Outapi on Saturday.

Omusati is well known as a no-go region for opposition parties and this year law enforcement agencies are on the alert to make sure there is no repeat of 2009 when RDP and Swapo supporters clashed in Outapi during that year’s election campaigning.

Nambinga said the creation of a no-go zone has the potential to trigger civil strife.

“Any leader who is inciting or instigating citizens to say there are no-go zones in Namibia, deserves to be tried for high treason. This particular leader is not different from Mishake Muyongo and others,” said Nambinga.

He further told the gathering that past “incidents in countries such as Burundi, Rwanda and elsewhere must be avoided at all costs”.

Nambinga charged that the RDP was ready for the elections and “if they will be free and fair” he is optimistic his party will win 96 seats in the National Assembly and eventually take over government.

Nambinga stated that the RDP if voted into power would strengthen the capacity of the Development Bank of Namibia to enable people to access finances and conduct business.

“The RDP government will put mechanisms in place to monitor and aise people who are assisted by DBN to succeed, and review the tendering processes to avoid favouritism and nepotism,” he said.

A RDP-led government would commit itself to the wellbeing of all citizens by making sure that shelter is provided and that the price of land in urban centres is drastically reduced.

The health sector is one of the party’s priorities and Nambinga said the RDP leadership would make sure that public health centres are well equipped.

“We will constantly review salaries, benefits and working conditions of medical personnel as an incentive to attract and maintain them in the public health sector,” said Nambinga.

Meanwhile, Nambinga accused the Outapi Town Council of being “electrical toys” for allegedly refusing them permission to host events in the central business district and instead allocate a place outside the town.

Source : New Era