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In a recent interview with Leonard Witbeen, Dr. Job Amupanda, the leader of the Affirmative Repositioning political party, discussed a range of critical topics that impact Namibia and its citizens. The conversation covered political aspirations, youth unemployment, the ongoing legal challenges, and global issues like the situation in the Middle East.
The interview began by addressing the AR’s journey in attempting to register as a political party, initiated in July of the previous year. Dr. Amupanda clarified that the engagement with the Electoral Commission has been ongoing, and the AR has registered as an association in various locations. He emphasized that their participation in elections is part of an “underground program,” strategically navigating the complex political landscape.
The discussion then delved into the pressing issue of youth unemployment. Amupanda expressed concern over the lack of attention given to this crisis, highlighting that the youth are often not taken seriously in matters of national importance. He emphasized the need for parliamentary acknowledgment of the unemployment crisis and its inclusion in discussions.
The conversation touched on the challenges faced by activists like Michael Amushelelo, who have been advocating for addressing youth unemployment. Amupanda stressed that the struggle goes beyond securing political power and involves dismantling systems that perpetuate inequality.
Addressing the AR’s legal battle, especially concerning the “red line” issue, Amupanda revealed the influential figures opposing them, including prominent businessmen and political figures. The legal challenge serves as a testament to the power dynamics at play and the stakes involved.
Moving to international affairs, the interview covered the recent developments in the Middle East, particularly the conflict in Gaza and the West Bank. Amupanda acknowledged historical parallels with Namibia’s struggle against apartheid and expressed hope in the changing dynamics, especially with South Africa taking a stance.
The interview concluded with a discussion on leadership, where Amupanda advocated for a shift towards younger leaders. He highlighted the importance of leadership that brings fresh perspectives and energy, expressing concerns about the age and prolonged tenure of many current leaders in Namibia.
In this insightful interview, Dr. Job Amupanda provided a candid and thought-provoking perspective on the challenges and opportunities facing Namibia, both domestically and on the global stage. The AR leader’s commitment to addressing youth issues, legal battles, and advocating for new leadership reflects the party’s dedication to reshaping the political landscape in Namibia.
Written by: Leonard Witbeen
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