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Shaningwa urges Swapo party members to refrain from tribalism

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Swapo party Secretary-General, Sophia Shaningwa said tribalism, regionalism, and camps amongst party leaders and the general members have been major concerns for the party’s national leadership.Speaking at the conclusion of a regional working visit to …

Swapo party Secretary-General, Sophia Shaningwa said tribalism, regionalism, and camps amongst party leaders and the general members have been major concerns for the party’s national leadership.

Speaking at the conclusion of a regional working visit to the Erongo region recently, Shaningwa said she has learned with disappointment, that some members are being segregated along the lines of who was born where. “Comrades, say no to tribalism, and say no to regionalism. Any Swapo party member has the right to vote and to be voted into any position in any structure provided that he or she has met the minimum requirements,” she said.

She said the nation is waiting for service delivery, while members are engaged in infighting and divisions.

“The Party’s progress is hindered by ourselves, through engaging in these retrogressive tendencies. I, therefore, call upon all Swapo party card-carrying members to unite for positive progress in the party.”

She further urged party members to refrain from turning against each other after elective meetings saying the party has passed resolutions that guide on how members should conduct themselves before, during, and after elective meetings such as the conferences and congresses.

Shaningwa said there are individuals who have misused or continue to misuse the name of the party and whose unruly and dishonest individual actions harm the good name of the party and bring it into disrepute.

Such actions and behaviours, she cautioned should not be tolerated at all levels of the party stressing that actions will be taken against such individuals.

Swapo party leaders are elected at all structures and therefore the office of the Secretary-General is ever-ready and remains committed to working with elected leaders in their structures as per the constitution, said Shaningwa.

Source: Namibia Press Agency