HAS NAMIBIA BECOME A POLICE STATE?

21 June 2016 It is a worrisome and great concern to hear and read in the print media that either the members of the Namibian Police or the City Police are reported of perpetual brutality against Namibian citizens. I know that every Namibian would appreciate the swift arrests of any citizen suspected of having committed a crime. We would all want to see these suspects brought to book so that the law could take its course. However, we do not…

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Press Conference on the Central Committee Meeting :18th June 2016

Press Conference on the Central Committee Meeting Held on the 18th June 2016 Comrade President, Comrade members of NEC and CC here present, Distinguished members of the media, Ladies and Gentlemen, The Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) held its Central Committee meeting in Windhoek at the weekend, the 18th June 2016, to deliberate on pertinent issues affecting the party and pave the way forward. In his opening remarks, President Nambinga stressed the importance of unity in the Party and…

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ADDRESS TO THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE SATURDAY, 18 JUNE 2016

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT ADDRESS TO THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE SATURDAY, 18 JUNE 2016 GREITER’S HEIM, BRAKWATER, WINDHOEK Mr. Willig, Namibian Representative of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Cde Steve Bezuidenhoud, Vice President of the RDP Cde Mike Kavekotora, the Secretary General Cde Agnes Limbo, Deputy Secretary General Esteemed Members of the RDP Central Committee Invited Guest and Members of the Media It is now about eight months since we met as members of the Central Committee in August 2015. There is a…

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The Public and the Food Bank

Department of Information, Communication Technology and Publicity 09 March 2016 Press Release The Public and the Food Bank The Namibian public may recall when the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) pointed out that many Namibians have been scavenging for food from the municipal dumpsites in Windhoek, Swakopmund, Walvis Bay, Tsumeb and Luderitz, just to mention but a few. While this was happening, the ruling party (South West Africa People’s Organization – SWAPO) and probably a few individuals were in…

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What is good for the goose must also be good for the gander

Department of Information, Communication Technology and Publicity 09 February 2016 Press Release What is good for the goose must also be good for the gander The Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) is shocked and indeed very disappointed following the revelations that the Prosecutor General is refusing to prosecute a rape case allegedly just because the culprit is her son. It has also been reported that the Prosecutor General gets cold feet in prosecuting high profile cases. The question is;…

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RDP Appeals for Calm at Walvis Bay

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT Press Release RDP Appeals for Calm at Walvis Bay Date: the 4th April 2016 The Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) is making a special appeal to those civilians and the police involved in land clashes at Walvis Bay. It must be understood that violence and the use of force will not bring positive solutions to the quest of land and decent housing that the majority of the Namibia people so desperately need. Failure to provide…

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Debate of the Appropriation Bill 2016 / 2017_18 March 2016

Contribution by Honourable Mike Ratoveni Kavekotora, Member of Parliament, on the debate of the Appropriation Bill 2016 / 2017 Tuesday, the 8th March 2016 Honourable Speaker, Honourable Members, You might recall that during my maiden speech last year I made a comment to say that poverty in Namibia is man-made. The time has come to elaborate on what I meant by that. Namibia is endowed with so many natural resources that are in high demand in the international markets, yet…

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07 March 2016 – Agri-Bank CEO recruitment exercise

The Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) is shocked and indeed dismayed to learn that there are some people at Agri-Bank who are attempting to lower the standard of qualification and criteria just to favour a preferred candidate. RDP is reliably informed that such a candidate and / or individual is considered to be protecting the outgoing management apparently as is the case with the city of Windhoek. But, protecting the outgoing management against whom and what? Namibia as a…

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18 November 2015

Tired Permanent Secretaries holds Government at Ransom The Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) is dismayed by the situation surrounding various permanent secretaries and other senior government officials being warehoused around, given preferential treatments and get parked, either at the Prime Minister’s Office and / or the Vice President’s Office. This is very disquieting! Namibia is forced into a precarious financial situation and as such it needs to up its fiscal policy by cutting wastage and get cautious and responsible…

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PRESS Release January 2016

The Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) is shocked to learn that SWAPO Party’s led Government has decided to have approved the upgrade of Hosea Kutako International Airport at the cost of N$ 7 billion. This means that the project is going ahead and will be implemented regardless. It is indeed not only painful but also shameful to say the least, that a Government that was brought to power through many sacrifices, some being supreme, has totally forgotten the purpose…

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PRESS RELEASE 12 January 2016

The Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) is shocked to learn that SWAPO Party’s led Government has decided to have approved the upgrade of Hosea Kutako International Airport at the cost of N$ 7 billion. This means that the project is going ahead and will be implemented regardless. It is indeed not only painful but also shameful to say the least, that a Government that was brought to power through many sacrifices, some being supreme, has totally forgotten the purpose…

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OPEN CITY GOVERMENT, AN IDEOLOGY OF RDP OPPOSITION POLITICS

Introduction It is the undisputed and sustained philosophy of RDP City of Windhoek Councillors the Nation’s City Government has to be open and driven of the principles of supreme consistency, transparency, responses and accountability. This was an ideology which has been driven for the past 5-years by the party’s political representatives by the names of Cllr. Brunhilde Cornelius and Cllr. Tartisius Gaeseb. The two political leaders have qualified themselves to be nick named the “terrible twins of the Windhoek City…

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TIRED PERMANENT SECRETARIES HOLDS GOVERNMENT AT RANSOM

The Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) is dismayed by the situation surrounding various permanent secretaries and other senior government officials being warehoused around, given preferential treatments and get parked, either at the Prime Minister’s Office and / or the Vice President’s Office. This is very disquieting! Namibia is forced into a precarious financial situation and as such it needs to up its fiscal policy by cutting wastage and get cautious and responsible about this careless management of scarce public…

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RDP MOU with 4 Opposition Parties

As Reported by New Era: Click to See Video here Representatives from five opposition parties formed the biggest coalition ever in the country when they signed a memorandum of understanding over the weekend for the upcoming elections. The coalition consists of Nudo, the Congress of Democrats (CoD), Republican Party (RP), National Democratic Party (NDP) and the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP). The coalition was announced at a news conference in Windhoek on Saturday morning and hopes to give the…

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Solidarity Check

Just when we were starting to believe that our serving government showed signs of having our nation’s best interest at heart: reality check! The serving government is once again only serving their own interest first. The serving government party had 25 years to help us, the ordinary people, out of poverty. They failed to serve us. We trusted them for 25 long years to uplift our nation to a level of education that would significantly alleviate poverty in our communities.…

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