Three vehicles belonging to ECN involved in accident in which one vehicle was badly damaged

FRANSFONTEIN: Three vehicles belonging to the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN), were on yesterday evening involved in an accident on the Fransfontein – Khorixas road, leaving one vehicle badly damaged.

No fatalities or injuries were reported in the accident.

The vehicles were transporting election materials from Kamanjab to the Khorixas constituency in the Kunene Region when the accident happened

The ECN Regional Coordinator for Kunene Region, Ismael #Ouseb, said the accident happened at around 19:00, when a truck – which was driving in the middle of the road – hit one of the oncoming ECN vehicle.

The impact caused the remaining two ECN vehicles, which were in close tow of the first vehicle, to ram into each other from behind.

The vehicles which were driven by ECN officials were transporting Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and other non- sensitive materials such as stationery to be used at polling stations in the Khorixas constituency.

WINDHOEK; The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, has urged former ambassadors to assist the Foreign Affairs Ministry with their experience acquired during their past foreign missions.

She made the call at the first meeting of the Namibia Association of Former Ambassadors (NAFA), here yesterday.

The association was launched earlier this year by the Prime Minster, Dr. Hage Geingob, following a proposal by the Minster of Foreign Affairs at the 7th Conference of Heads of Mission in Swakopmund.

Ndaitwah said NAFA will act as an additional pool of expertise to her Ministry on issues relating to the formulation and management of foreign policy.

She further emphasised that Namibia has been relying on foreign analysis for national development goals for over 20 years, urging NAFA members to therefore take the initiative to contribute to the nation’s foreign policy.