SPYL should be at forefront of national change and innovation as they are key agents for development and peace within Namibia, senior party member says

WINDHOEK: The Swapo-Party Youth League (SPYL) should be at the forefront of national change and innovation as they are the key agents for development and peace within Namibia, a senior party member says.

Swapo Politburo and Central Committee (CC) member, Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana during the SPYL CC meeting yesterday they must remain, in their own words, patriotically stubborn in the revolutionary belief to ensure that all those whose blood waters their freedom sacrificed their lives not in vain.

Iivula-Ithana said the league must remain patriotically stubborn because all those who genuinely and selflessly fought for the liberation struggle under the banner of Swapo did so with the vigour and determination for a Namibia that is free, democratic and independent, where the young and old are not adversaries, but working in synergy for the second liberation struggle for economic development and empowerment.

The ‘iron lady’, as she is known in Swapo circles, reminded the SPYL of the objectives set for the party and Government, and called on party members to remain united and selfless.

She urged the SPYL to continue fulfilling its mandate of supporting the party’s ideology, policies and programmes, and the party, in turn, should continue to count on the SPYL, particularly towards peace and security; economic development and reconstruction; poverty reduction and eradication; education and training; and social upliftment and empowerment.

In the same vein, Swapo must continue to count on the SPYL as a reliable partner in the implementation of the resolutions of the fifth Swapo-Party Congress which took place in November 2012, she noted.

SOURCE: NAMPA