A large number of 21 properties belonging to the alleged perpetrators in the ‘fishrot’ fishing quota scandal has been attached by the Anti-Corruption Commission of Namibia (ACC), as the investigations into their bribery and money laundering charges gains momentum.
Political analyst Frederico Links has rubbished as a bad idea the call for the nationalisation of Namibian natural resources. He says that doing this will cause even more damage because state service delivery failure is a primary contributor to the hardship Namibians are already experiencing.
With opposition political parties leading the pack in regards to the infusion of young people within their parties’ leadership positions, the Swapo Party Youth League is considering whether to lobby the mother body for the future introduction of a quota system that will ensure the higher placement of younger people on the Parliamentary list.
The news circulating on social media platforms claiming that the planned march and meetings of former independent presidential candidate Dr Panduleni Itula in Windhoek and Oshakati are meant to bring civil unrest, is patently incorrect according to one of organisers of the events.
The Namibia Economic Freedom Fighters (NEFF) has named the reintroduction of Namibia’s botched decentralisation policy as one of the items topping its national agenda, as the party prepares to take its allocated two seats in the Parliament next year.
Long-standing Parliamentarian for the former minister, Jerry Ekandjo resigned from the current parliament which is scheduled to close it session early next year. The former youth and sports minister who was stripped of his ministerial position last year after challenging Geingob for the leadership of the Party is said to have submitted his resignation to Swapo Party Chief Whip Evelyn Nawases-Taeyele on Thursday.
The ruling Swapo party’s silence on allegations that it may have benefitted from the proceeds of the Fishrot bribery scandal is dumbfounding,” according to political pundits.
Video footage shown by Al Jazeera shows the former minister of fisheries, Bernard Esau apparently soliciting some $200,000. A portion of these funds was apparently slated for Swapo political campaigns.
Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) Chief Electoral Officer, Theo Mujoro is adamant that a one-day voting process is sufficient for Namibia considering the country’s voting population.
He made this remark amidst accusation that the ECN may have erred in instituting a single voting day, marred by alleged insufficient logistical planning, technical glitches and EVM malfunction during the just concluded National Assembly and Presidential elections.
Political analysts have stated that despite the confirmed outcome of the just concluded Presidential and National Assembly elections in Namibia on Wednesday, the polls will indicate the emergence of a no-nonsense younger generation of voters. The increased participation of the youth in the electoral process and political discourse reiterate this point.
As the six accused in the ‘fishrot’ saga are set to appear in Court today for their bail application hearings, there is an expectation from the broader public that the court could demand record bail amounts in order for them to be released before the actual trial. This is despite the presence of a high profile South African legal team.