Shaningwa summons Swapo's Okahandja councilors to meeting

Shaningwa summons Swapo's Okahandja councilors to meeting

Okahandja town councillors who on Friday voted for portfolio holders against the instructions of Swapo's Secretary General were invited to a lunchtime meeting with Sophia Shaningwa on Monday.
In a letter seen by NBC Online News, to the party's regional coordinator, Susan Hikopua, dated 15 February, Shaningwa says, "you are expected to inform all the local authority councilors on the Swapo Party ticket on the Okahandja Town Council. Additionally, the Regional Coordinator, the District Coordinator and the Regional Governor are invited to the same meeting."
Congo Hindjou was reelected mayor amidst objections from his rival councillor Sophia Upithe who wanted the council to observe the directives of the Swapo Secretary General (SG).
Swapo SG Sophia Shaningwa last year told the party's Otjozondjupa leadership to not vote incumbent mayor Hindjou back into that position and to replace him with his deputy, Upithe.
The election was postponed several times since November last year as councillors and members of the community squabled over who should wear the mayoral chain.