Tue 2 Sep 2014
• NOW that it is confirmed that alcohol is the leading contributing factor for gender-based violence, what is the government going to do to protect our mothers and sisters? Let us be bold and limit the availability and use of alcohol.
• OUR government should reduce the tax, especially that of the lowly-paid workers. The tax is just too high.
• SWAKOPMUND children engage in underage sex, drinking and smoking. There’s a bar next to a church and a police station just nearby.
• TSES uses a fire vehicle to collect refuse. Maybe they want to cut the costs of buying the right vehicle. Please teach them good management.
• I, JOSEF Shikeva, lost a wallet with my identity document, ATM cards and credit cards. If found, please contact me on 0811801100 or 0812132067.
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The discrepancies were unearthed during the Provisional Voter Register objection period, which started on 1 April and ended early this month.
Tjipueja said of the 43 141 names removed, 692 belong to dead voters while 42 449 others will have to re-register during the supplementary registration period before the Presidential and National Assembly elections if they produce proper documentation.
She also said the removal of names reduced the number of eligible local authority voters from 407 138 to 363 997.
The chairperson also said the ECN had corrected 4 484 wrongly spelt names, rectified gender and identification numbers, while 470 names, gender and ID numbers were transferred between constituencies to clean up the Provisional Voters Register.
“A total number of 1 921 names had to be removed whereas 938 names were added manually to the list of registered voters. This brings the number of registered voters from 1 162 366 to 1 161 383,” said Tjipueja.
She said 1 743 duplicates were removed and 382 names were marked for further investigation, while 178 names of the deceased were removed from the national voters register.
According to Tjipueja, the voter registration system was also checked against the manual paper based system for any possible omissions or errors that could have occurred during the transfer of data.
All People’s Party president Ignatius Shixuamweni yesterday said the errors were expected because of the amount of hiccups experienced with the voter registration kit during the registration exercise.
“When my family and I went to register, the voters kit proved problematic and even then, I warned the ECN that all kits be connected to the main server so that fewer errors could be recorded,” said Shixuameni.
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