First Swapo CC meeting under Geingob's presidency open

First Swapo CC meeting under Geingob's presidency open

The first Swapo Central Committee under the recently-elected leadership, under Hage Geigob as President, met at Parliament on Saturday morning.
The CC meeting is also attended by Founding President Sam Nujoma while Former President Hifikepunye Pohamba, Swapo Vice President Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah and Deputy Secretary General Marco Hausiku tendered apologies.
It was a jubilant atmosphere as new members meet for the first time.
Young people represented in the CC said the party has opened a new page for young people expressing satisfaction.
In his opening short speech, President Hage Geingob said that this should spark a new beginning of the party to unite, march together and meet the expectation of the masses.
The meeting is expected to elect members of the politburo after the swearing-in ceremony.
The Politburo will consist of 24 members.
Eighteen will be elected, two will be the presidential nominees while the party's top four leaders make up the rest of the Politburo.
Presidential nominees to the Central Committee:
Calle Schletwein
Erkki Nghimtina
Penda Ndakolo
Christine Hoebes
Jenelly Matundu
Colleen van Wyk