Eenhana political office bearers election called off

Election of political office bearers of the Eenhana Town in the Ohangwena Region, which was scheduled to be held on Monday, was called off indefinite.

The Swapo coordinator in the region, Hafeni Hatutale confirmed the calling off in an interview with Nampa at the town Monday afternoon.

Hatutale said the election is called off to await the input of the party leadership, which could not do so as of Monday due to its just-ended Presidential and National Assembly Elections engagement.

We could not give them (town council) a go ahead, as the secretary-general of the party, Sophia Shaningwa, has advised us to wait for the input of the party's leadership, Hatutale stated, adding that the party leadership was still busy with the elections aftermath.

He however, noted that the calling off of the election (of members of the Eenhana Town Council) has sparked mixed feeling on the part of the council members.

All six members of the seven-member Eenhana Town Council are from Swapo, with Walter Ndakondja from the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) as the only non-Swapo member in the council.

Hatutale at the same time confirmed that the election of the political office bearers of the Helao Nafidi Town, also in the Ohangwena Region, is scheduled to take place on Tuesday.

This, he indicated, will be done if an input of the party's leadership is received. All six councillors of the six-member Helao Nafidi Town Council are all from Swapo too, and only Frieda Kashikatu is from the RDP.

Elections of office bearers is held countrywide in December each year.

Source: Namibia Press Agency