Campaign Fever Hits Swapo

CAMPAIGN fever has hit the ruling party, with Swapo secretary general Nangolo Mbumba saying they will thoroughly prepare for the elections.

Mbumba was speaking at the handover of eight vehicles from Kalahari Holdings as a tool for the party’s Presidential and National Assembly 2014 election campaign.

The vehicles, valued at N$2,6 million, will be used in Kunene North, Kunene East, Omaheke, Oshikoto East, Kavango West, Ohangwena, Omusati (Amarika area) and Otjozondjupa in Tsumkwe. During the weekend of 29 August 2014, Mbumba said, Swapo will sit and vote for the people that will represent the party in the upcoming Presidential and National Assembly elections.

“I don’t know whether they are going to be 72 or 96 but we will vote for the list,” Mbumba said, adding that the opposition parties are idle and do not seem to be preparing for elections, yet they allegedly complain later when Swapo has campaigned well.

“They don’t prepare themselves now. What are they waiting for?” he asked, adding that “we will mobilise our people, so they are ready by end of November and vote for Swapo”.

Executive chairman of Kalahari Holdings Dr Kalumbi Shangula said voters will only fully participate in the electoral process if they are well informed.

Shangula said Namibia is sparsely populated, which creates the need for reliable means of transport to reach the most rural and remote areas of the country.

“We have budgeted, planned and executed the procurement of eight vehicles in good time for voter education campaigns,”he said.

Source : The Namibian