The democratic tornado for RDP and DTA at the diamond town of Oranjemund
By Cde. Sioni Aluta Iikela
On the onset, let me applaud the SWAPO Party led government, together with the progressive and peace loving people of Namibia for keeping our democracy live and shinning.
Namibia is regarded as one of
the excelling and an exemplary
democratic nation in Africa and
world over. One of the "bloody
democratic nations", USA has
applauded our democracy recently.
I must also commend the
electoral Commission of
Namibia for the job well done
in conducting a free and fair
election at Oranjemund on the
16th March 2012. The democratic
battle at this town symbolized
how strong our democracy
This by-election just like the others that were conducted at
Eenhana, Omuthiya and Tobias
Hainyeko will remain a bad
memories of the opportunistic
parties such as RDP and DTA,
their masters and all the political
projects that are forsake of
democracy prevalence are referred
to as opposition parties.
As previous, RDP has been
thinking they are going to make
inroad in Oranjemund. To their
shock, people of Oranjemund
rejected them, not that they are
hating on them, but because
democratically people of
Oranjemund could not see any
substance in RDP and DTA.
The Kaura-Botha's party that
has been fighting in favor of
colonization of Namibia was
completely buried and I think
they have learnt a lesson or two.
This was a political tornado.
Interestingly, I'm informed that
some opposition parties' leaders
even went to the extent of
trying to turn church services
into political rallies; thanks to the progressive Pastors for noticing
this try and errors habits
of oppositions. The pastors denied
opportunities to such parties.
Our democracy was
achieved through bloodshed;
hence it must not be taken for
granted. Similarly, our elections
must not be taken for granted.
This thing of political parties
handpicking people to represent
them in election is undemocratic
and it must be condemned
by all democratic
people of Namibia. People to
represent political parties in
elections as candidates must
come from a process, but not
from sating room arrangements.
Why are we not reflecting
democracy in our respective
political parties? I'm told some
parties just went and convinced
some people to join their party
prior to the election, just few
days before the election and
these are the people who went
to represent these parties as candidates.
Are we really taking the
plight of our people serious? I
think our electoral law must be
amended so that political parties
are compelled to democratic
processes within their
structures. It is indeed regrettable
that our people are forced
to be led by the people whose
capacity are not tested, but are
just picked to represent a certain
party forsake of participating
in the election. For example,
a blood stained party, DTA has
been bitching around with the
election in Oranjemund, one
day they are not participating,
the other day they are participating.
When did thry elect for
their representative? This must
never be allowed again.
Our political parties must be
serious such that structures are
alive through out, but not just
during the election. I would like
to commend the SWAPO Party
leaderships for keeping in touch
with the masses and taking the
aspirations of the people serious.
I would however edge the
leaderships to make sure that all
that planned for the people of
Oranjemund are implemented.
This include the management
of NAMDEB; it must make
sure that the people that are
working for them are taken care
of in terms of housings. I hope
the management that is believed
to be clouded with retrogressive
minds will not be just faint into
political frustration due to the
election results that is catastrophic
to some of the managers
Finally, I would like to see
accelerated developments taking
place in NAMDEB and I
hope the SWAPO Party representative
in the Local Authority
of Oranjemund will not be
transformed by the system and
bureaucracies as the case in
many Local Authorities. The
first leadership of Oranjemund
must ensure services delivery
and that our people especially
poor and pensioners are well
taken care of.
Viva SWAPO Party... Viva Democracy... Viva Namibia...
A Luta Continua!!
Cde. Sioni Aluta Iikela
SPYL Secretary: Swakopmund District