Swapo activate its election campaign machinery

WINDHOEK: The ruling Swapo Party activated its election campaign machinery on Wednesday by convening a preparatory workshop in the capital for all its district coordinators and mobilisers.

The party gathered its functionaries from all 121 districts across the country in preparation for the Presidential and National Assembly elections set for November this year.

Speaking at the opening of the workshop, Swapo Vice-President, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, said the event is organised to empower the party functionaries with essential campaign tools.

‘We are here to prepare ourselves for the upcoming Presidential and National Assembly elections. As we gear up for those elections, we must get prepared in such a manner that we leave no stone unturned.

‘Our ultimate goal is to ensure that we bring back the Swapo Party to its glory, by reclaiming what we have lost in the last elections.

‘It is therefore my great pleasure to officiate at this very important workshop as we activate the campaign and mobilisation machinery of the Swapo Party for the Presidential and National Assembly elections,’ she said.

Nandi-Ndaitwah, who will be the Swapo presidential candidate, noted that the elections scheduled for 27 November 2024 demand extraordinary efforts and dedication from party members.

‘This means the structures of our party at all levels must be ready to ensure full mobilisation of our members, supporters, and sympathisers to vote for the Swapo Party come election day,’ she said.

Nandi-Ndaitwah told the participants that the election campaigns have already started since the Electoral Commission of Namibia released its electoral calendar.

‘With the launch of the election calendar by the ECN, that has signaled the opening of the campaign and we have seen increased political activities in the area,’ she said, while commending the party’s regional leaders about the recruitment drive efforts.

Nandi-Ndaitwah also informed the delegates that the party is finalising its 2024 election manifesto and the unveiling of the party’s candidates for the National Assembly elections.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency