By Confidente Reporter
THE Swapo Party Women Council (SPWC) will on Saturday elect its national executive committee (NEC) members as well as the secretariat to help rollout the more than 20 resolutions that were adopted at last year’s congress held in Keetmanshoop.
SPWC secretary, Eunice Ipinge in an exclusive interview Tuesday told Confidente that members of the central committee (CC) that was elected at the congress will elect among themselves members of the NEC that runs the day-to-day activities of the ruling party’s women wing.
“Members of the CC, which is the highest decision making body and elected at the congress will elect amongst themselves the NEC members and the NEC will elect the secretariat which is also known as the heads of departments,” Ipinge said.
While only 15 will make the cut as NEC members and eight will make it to the secretariat list; there are 37 women CC members including the top 20; Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations), Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana (Home Affairs and Immigration Minister), Clara Bohitile, Kornelia Shilunga (Deputy Minister Mines and Energy), Rosalia Nghidinwa, Hilma Nicanor (Deputy Minister Veteran Affairs), Ester Kavela, Petrina Haingura, Eva Emvula, Maria Angula, Ester Kamhulu, Lucia Nghaamwa, Katrina Liswani, Adelheid Damases, Hilda Namwenyo Haipinge, Angaleni Kangayi, Tonata Shipena, Agnes Pelekelo, Loide Kasingo (Deputy Speaker of National Assembly) and Selma Nantinda. Ipinge added that the election of the NEC and the secretariat will see the SPWC’s complete leadership structure to work on the council’s strategic plans and implement resolutions. “In other words this will help us transform our resolutions into activities. The election will take place in Windhoek and the results will be announced on Saturday,” Ipinge said.
Highlighting her role as secretary in implementing the council’s resolutions, Ipinge said, “My time will be devoted to Swapo activities this year, more so because its congress year to ensure that my duties and interests of women are taken into consideration.” Amongst renowned adopted resolutions by the leading Swapo party in favour of women is the 50/50 representation of women in its structures, with calls for it to become a Government policy.
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