Despite Covid-19 restrictions on public gatherings, the Swapo Party Women Council is convinced it will host its elective congress in December this year.
The eighth SPWC congress is scheduled for 8-11 December in Windhoek.
SPWC secretary Eunice Iipinge announced the new congress dates following the wing’s extraordinary central committee meeting, held in Windhoek last weekend.
“The extraordinary central committee has announced the congress date, and it is now hard work for our members to prepare for the congress. We have taken note of the Covid-19 regulations in place and we anticipate that by December, the number of gatherers will be increased,” said Iipinge.
She also added the central committee has given the go-ahead for regions and districts to host conferences to determine delegates for the elective congress.
The congress is expected to attract about 700 people, including delegates and observers from sister parties and other Swapo wings.
Delegates to the four-day gathering will elect a new secretary, deputy secretary as well as central committee members.
“We have another month to make sure our structures have elected their delegates who will come and elect their leaders,” she said.
Iipinge and Windhoek councillor Fransina Kahungu were elected as secretary and deputy secretary respectively during the 2016 elective congress held in the //Kharas region.