wapo is sole and authentic driving force for change – SPTT

WINDHOEK: The Swapo Party Think Tank (SPTT) has given assurance to the Namibian electorate that the Swapo-party is the sole and authentic driving force for change in the country.

The SPTT held its first meeting of the year at Greiters Conference Center here over the weekend.

The SPTT is mandated as an advisory body of the Swapo-party, to review the party´s programs, formulate and present proposals on political, economic, social and cultural issues for consideration by the party leadership.

In a press statement availed to Nampa here on Tuesday, Chairman of SPTT Dr Kalumbi Shangula said during its meeting the SPTT reviewed the implementation of the 2009 Swapo – party election manisfesto and noted with satisfaction the progress in its implementation.

¨The Think Tank further developed the framework for the 2014 Swapo-party election manifesto,¨ he stated.

Shangula said the party´s upcoming manifesto will reaffirm the party that has stood unflinchingly in solidarity with the downtrodden.

It will also showcase a party with a track record of having advocated for freedom for the oppressed as well as one that has proper policies in place to practically address social justice for all Namibians especially those in rural areas, informal settlements, women, youth, workers, elderly and the vulnerable groups.

¨The members of the SPTT have received their assignments and will be meeting on a return date to be announced, so that their work can be consolidated and further discussed before presentation to the Swapo- party leadership.

The meeting was officially opened by the Swapo-party Secretary General Nangolo Mbumba who directed members of the Think Tank to commit themselves to the assignment entrusted to them by the party.

The Think Tank consisted previously of 38 members only but has 43 members now.

Some of the well-known faces who did not make the list are, former minister Kazenambo Kazenambo, Gerry Munyama, Tobie Aupindi, Tommy Nambahu, Elvis Nashilongo and Martin Mwinga.

New faces on the team include, Erica Shafuda, Samuel Gaogoseb, Leonard Iipumbu, Bernard Haufiku, Frans Kaudinge, John Steytler and Hamunyera Hambyuka.

Meanwhile those who have retained their position on the team include amongst others, Andrew Ndishishi, Tarah Shaanika, Iipumbu Shiimi, Andries Hungamo, Monika Kalondo, Audrin Mate, Vinson Hailulu, Andrew Niikondo and Elifas Hawala.

(edited)WINDHOEK: The Swapo Party Think Tank (SPTT) says the ruling party remains the sole and authentic driving force for social change in Namibia for the benefit of all citizens.

The SPTT, an advisory body of the Swapo Party, held its first meeting of the year in the capital at the weekend to review the party´s programmes and to formulate and present proposals on political, economic, social and cultural issues for consideration by the party leadership.

In a press statement availed to Nampa on Tuesday, SPTT Chairman Dr Kalumbi Shangula said the meeting also reviewed the implementation of the 2009 Swapo Party election manifesto.

“The Think Tank further developed the framework for the 2014 Swapo Party election manifesto. The party´s upcoming manifesto will reaffirm the party [as one] that has stood unflinchingly in solidarity with the downtrodden,” said Shangula.

He said the 2014 election manifesto will also showcase Swapo as a party with a track record of having advocated for freedom for the oppressed with proper policies that practically address social justice for all Namibians especially those in rural areas, informal settlements, the women, the youth, the workers, the elderly and other vulnerable groups.

“The members of the SPTT have received their assignments and will be meeting on a return date to be announced, so that their work can be consolidated and further discussed before a presentation is to be made to the Swapo Party leadership,” the statement said.

The Think Tank meeting was officially opened by Swapo Party Secretary-General Nangolo Mbumba, who directed members of the advisory body to commit themselves to the assignments that have been entrusted to them by the party.

The Think Tank previously consisted of 38 members only, but the membership has now grown to 43.

Some of the well-known faces who did not make the current list are former minister Kazenambo Kazenambo, Gerry Munyama, Tobie Aupindi, Tommy Nambahu, Elvis Nashilongo and Martin Mwinga.

New faces on the team include Erica Shafuda, Samuel Gaogoseb, Leonard Iipumbu, Bernard Haufiku, Frans Kaudinge, John Steytler and Hamunyera Hambyuka.

Meanwhile those who have retained their positions on the team include amongst others Andrew Ndishishi, Tarah Shaanika, Iipumbu Shiimi, Andries Hungamo, Monika Kalondo, Audrin Mathe, Vinson Hailulu, Andrew Niikondo and Elifas Hawala.

SOURCE: NAMPA