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Nekongo sworn in as MP

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Swapo Party Youth League secretary Ephraim Nekongo has been sworn in as a member of the National Assembly (NA).The swearing-in ceremony took place on Thursday afternoon, in the NA chamber, and Chief Justice Peter Shivute presided over the ceremony.This…

Swapo Party Youth League secretary Ephraim Nekongo has been sworn in as a member of the National Assembly (NA).

The swearing-in ceremony took place on Thursday afternoon, in the NA chamber, and Chief Justice Peter Shivute presided over the ceremony.

This was confirmed to Nampa by NA acting spokesperson, Raphael Hangula.

Nekongo was appointed as member of parliament (MP) by President Hage Geingob on Monday, replacing former public enterprises minister Leon Jooste.

The new MP has no voting rights.

Jooste resigned from his Cabinet and NA post in March, following the dismantling of his ministry.

He was one of the eight presidential appointees in the legislative body.

In a separate interview with Nampa earlier this week, a jovial Nekongo promised to use his new position to advance the wishes and aspirations of Namibians through pushing for the repeal of obsolete laws and advancing progressive ones.

“In my nature, sometimes, I don’t promise things, but rather say I am going to do everything in my power to discuss issues of concern to contribute to the wellbeing of Namibians, including the youth,” he said.

Arresting unemployment, social inequality and economic recovery was listed high on his agenda.

He said he would do this through “repealing old laws that are making our lives difficult, or to make new laws that will make the lives of yourself and other Namibians conducive”.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency