LPM eyes Keetmanshoop Urban Constituency

The deputy leader for the Landless People's Movement (LPM), Henny Seibeb said the party targets the Keetmanshoop Urban Constituency regional councillor position in next year by-elections.

Seibeb said this during an interview with the media here on Thursday adding that LPM is ready to bring economic development to Keetmanshoop and the ||Kharas region at large.

We will take over from Swapo come next year in the by-elections then we will show this people how a regional council is run, he said.

The Keetmanshoop urban constituency regional councillor position is set to be vacant after the current councillor Hilma Nicanor was elected to go Parliament next year and she stands at the 18 th spot on the list.

Seibeb revealed that LPM will be taking 25 delegates to the University of the Western Cape for week long learning excursion to acquire skills in topics such as youth in agriculture, fisheries reform in South Africa and Namibia, integrated resources governance in southern Africa among others.

After writing letters to our universities here in the country and because of the patronages in this country we did not get any response from them, we then decided to engage with the University of the Western Cape and the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies and they have agree to assist us, we are going to be taught by professors from this institutes, he added.

This learning excursion according to the deputy leaders aims for the delegates to acquire the necessary skills needed when they have to address issues affecting the electorates in parliament, local or regional governance next year adding that the delegates will be expose to theological and practical teaching.

They must have the knowledge and understanding and factual scenarios as the days of standing up and shouting slogan is out, we need to capacitate so that when we talk we talk base on evidence, research facts and figures and not to only that that to keep our self with scenarios planning, Seibeb stressed.

Source: Namibia Press Agency