Walvis Bay Urban Constituency youths hope for change

Youths in the Walvis Bay urban constituency say they are partaking in the by-elections in hope of bringing changes to their lives through the new councillor.

Speaking to Nampa here on Wednesday, 21-year-old Elizabeth Hangula said her cast is to see the new councillor advocating for the development of affordable houses, saying majority of people in Walvis Bay lives in shacks.

We only have two constituencies; however, Walvis Bay is under development for a town that has the main country's port, she noted.

While, Wilbard Kwambi, 30, hopes to see the new councillor advocating for job creation, stressing sthat many people, including himself were retrenched since 2017 by various companies and are currently jobless.

On the same note Elizebeth Mwanyangapo age unknown, said the new councillor should foresee that the drought relief food and Harambee food programmes are implemented in Walvis Bay.

Resident of Walvis Bay are also suffering like in many other towns, but why is that Walvis Bay is left out on such food programme?

Electoral Commission of Namibia Returning Officer for the constituency, Jeff Manale indicated that upon visit to various polling station, the queues of those casting their ballot was dominated by the middle age group and elderly people.

The youth is turning up in low numbers so far perhaps because they are at work and will cast their votes after work, he noted.

About 24 136 eligible registered voters can cast their votes at ten fixed polling stations from 07h00 to 21h00, as well as at nine mobile stations with different time slots to cater for after working hours.

Source: Namibia Press Agency