ANTI-NNN slush funds used for sex

By Wilhelmina Iimene

THE just ended Swapo-Party Congress where Pohamba Shifeta, Saara Kuugongwela-Amadhila and Armas Amukwiyu vied for top four position have caused havoc in their camp with one of their campaign managers alleging that funds meant to lure votes were diverted for “sex, alcohol and personalities.”

However, Sion Iikela, the Head of Regional Mobilisations, who was also campaigning for Kuugonelwa-Amadhila, Amukwiyu and !Nawases-Tayele denied remarks by Secilia Topulasana that funds were diverted for “sex, alcohol and personalities.”

Topulasana made allegations that funds were used for sex and to maintain personalities of those who were in charge of running the campaign after one of their supporters remarked that action must be taken on a WhatsApp group.

When called for comment to elaborate on her remark, Topulasana refused to comment.

Allegations of slashed funds came to the fore after four delegates from the Ohanwena region revealed how a combined amount of N$10 000 was transferred through an EFT into the accounts to switch their support and vote from the then incumbent Swapo vice president and deputy Prime Minister, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah. 

Iikela however, denied the comments made by Topulasana and pointed out that the campaign should not be construed as an effort against anybody.

“It is inaccurate to say the campaign was against Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah. The campaign was not targeting anyone in particular. The campaigns were for vacant positions as it is done every five years,” Iikela said.

The funds in question were catering for the aspects of accommodation, fuel and food. As the regional mobilisation officer, Iikela denied the allegations, saying that the campaign vision and message was very clear.