Swanu Promises to Negotiate Genocide Reparations

SWANU on Saturday launched its election manifesto under the theme “Vote Swanu for land, wealth, education, social justice and accountability”.

The party’s president, Usutuaije Maamberua, said the manifesto’s slogan ‘Caring and Sharing’ is about a truly caring government that promotes values of equality.

“Namibia needs forward thinking leadership rather than reactionary policies, and Swanu’s history is a testament to the party’s far-sightedness and trustworthiness,” he said.

Maamberua promised negotiations on genocide reparations to be initiated by a team comprising representatives of victims, government and international experts.

The party’s priority areas are land, wealth, education, social justice and accountability, which will overlap, because true progress in one area will have a domino effect on the rest.

“Any citizen living below the poverty line will be compensated by the State to be brought above the poverty line. Renewable energy will be subsidised, and environment protection will be prioritised,” he promised.

Maamberua further said under Swanu rule, land will be nationalised, and be owned on leasehold only, while health care will be free to all citizens.

He said all schools and government institutions will be fully equipped with information and communication technology education will be free from primary to tertiary level and there will be vocational training institutions in all 14 regions.

Maamberua said the State-owned Epangelo Mining Company will be a 50% shareholder in all mining companies, and its shares will be kept in a Trust to benefit all Namibians.

The Swanu leader said full employment creation will become the main mandate of the Bank of Namibia and the National Planning Commission, which will be part of the Ministry of Finance under a Swanu-led government.

In its quest to provide social justice to the citizens of the country, Swanu will provide counselling, rehabilitation, foster parenting, as well as old-age homes for the elderly countrywide.


Source : The Namibian