…Says youth league lacks vision
By Eliaser Ndeyanale
RDP leader Jeremiah Nambinga recently denied allegations by his party members that he squandered party funds.
About two weeks ago, an RDP leader unpacked how financial irregularities and infighting over power is hampering the party’s progress.
The leader also alleged that an estimated N$140 000 was squandered by the office of the party’s president last year during a familiarisation visit by Nambinga and his team, countrywide.
Nambinga said that it should be noted that the culture and practice in the management of the RDP is such that when an official, irrespective of his or her status, is to go on a mission, he or she submits their purpose of the trip to the National Executive Committee.
“I did not handle funds personally, but funds are often entrusted to my officials. The malicious figure quoted in article cannot be confirmed by the treasury which deals with the finance in the RDP nor can the NEC of the RDP that approves official trips confirm such a figure.
“My character and my disposition have proven that I am above reproach as far as accountability is concerned. As someone who has donated two vehicles (to the party), I cannot be found wanting in short changing the RDP,” he said. He also refuted claims that he was sowing division in the party.
“I am determined to preside over a disciplined and a united party. It must be clear to everyone that I will not succumb to blackmail.”
Nambinga added that the alleged imposition of him on the youth leadership is a concern.
“I reject the allegations with contempt it deserves because there is no iota of truth in it. Of course I am aware that there are serious challenges within the RDP youth league and its leadership.
“On the one hand, we have youth league leaders who compromised on the RDP principles and joined other political parties, at the time when the RDP needed them the most since it was election time. On the other hand, we have youth leaders who are found wanting in many respects. Therefore, the dormancy of the youth wing cannot be attributed to me as the President of the RDP, but their own failure and lack of vision.”
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