Swapo to launch election manifesto in Omusati on Saturday

The Swapo Party will launch its election manifesto � a document that will attempt to convince Namibians to vote for the ruling party and its presidential candidate President Hage Geingob at the upcoming elections � in the Omusati Region this weekend.

This was confirmed by Geingob, who is also Swapo's presidential candidate at the Eros Airport in the capital on Monday evening, shortly after returning from New York, where he attended the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 74).

Geingob, who was upbeat about the manifesto's launch told Nampa that he is looking forward to releasing the document that will contain the hopes and aspirations of Namibians that only Swapo and him can deliver.

Geingob will also register officially as Swapo's presidential candidate at the Electoral Commission of Namibia's head of office in Windhoek on Tuesday, in with the country's electoral rules at 15h00.

I am going to register to be a candidate because my party elected me and they said I will be the sole candidate so that has been decided. [We need] to start rolling the ball, I mean to register and campaign. Saturday, Saturday, Saturdaythere is no time. We are going to launch the campaign on Saturday in Omusati and then you will see me running, a clearly excited Geingob said.

Namibia will hold the Presidential and National Assembly elections on 27 November.

On the UNGA, he described attending the event as a fruitful exercise where he and other African leaders reaffirmed the continent's position to be treated as an equal partner in the global geopolitical arena.

It's not fair to leave out such kind of a number of people, it's not fair. We talk about inclusivity, we mean it. So the same thing applies there. Somewhere, Africa has to have a say and to sit on the high table with others since we are equal. So we reaffirmed our position, Geingob said.

Chief among objectives at this year's general assembly was to propel Namibia's climate change agenda.

Last week Monday � while at the UNGA 74 - Geingob presented Namibia's five-year climate change action plan aimed at reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions by the year 2030 on at the United Nations' 2019 Climate Action Summit under the theme: 'A Race We Can Win, A Race We Must Win'.

We are doing very well with climate change. People realised that we are affected. We made a very good case. The minister of environment [Phomba Shifeta] made a very good speech. And yes, we are getting money for climate change. Remember one day we were dishing out up to N.dollars 5 million to our people [conservancies] in this country, he said.

We to get more because we are affected very seriously, he said.

Source: Namibia Press Agency