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DTA 2009 Manifesto Namibia

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DTA of Namibia Election Manifesto 2009 (from the Original document)

Mission

The DTA of Namibia is a political party which arises from and is rooted in the cultural multiplicity of the people of Namibia, with the fundamental aim to advance and maintain peace and prosperity and to achieve national unity based on a multi-party democracy.

Vision
The DTA of Namibia has served and continues to serve all the people of Namibia.
If elected to government it will actively address the situation in which our young people find themselves – ineffective education and unemployment that leads to growing poverty and a lack of hope for the future.
The DTA will put in place workable policies and plans to create jobs throughout the country, fight crime and corruption by fighting poverty and unemployment, and provide education that will equip young people for the real working world.

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July 15, 2012 at 22:19 Leave a comment

DTA 1999 Manifesto Namibia

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DTA OF NAMIBIA ELECTION MANIFESTO 1999 (from the Original document)

INTRODUCTION

Over the past ten years since Namibia achieved its Independence, certain national functions have become burning issues almost our people.
As a result of the continued neglect and deterioration of these functions, namely Education, Health Care and Social Services, the redistribution of land and resettlement of the landless, and the country’s economy, the DTA of Namibia decided to discuss ways and means of improving on the present government’s track record of our party were to be elected in the coming National Assembly and Presidential elections.
What follows is the result of the deliberations on these topics at a Congress of the DTA of Namibia held in Windhoek at the beginning of June 1999.
This is the party’s policy on Education, Health and Social Services, Land and Resettlement and the Economy.
the party’s policy regarding all the other government functions remain unchanged and may be obtained from the party’s Head Office, situated at 28 Trift Street, Windhoek, telephone 238530.

July 2, 2012 at 22:15 Leave a comment

DTA 1994 Manifesto Namibia

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DTA of Namibia Election Manifesto 1994 (from the Original document)

THE PARTY STANDS FOR:

– MAINTENANCE OF LAW AND ORDER
– JOB CREATION
– JUST LAND REFORM
– EFFECTIVE EDUCATION
– HEALTH CARE FOR EVERYONE

The DTA of Namibia remains unconditionally committed to the letter and spirit of the Constitution of the Republic of Namibia.
The party will do everything in its power to ensure that this Constitution continues to be honoured and applied as a whole.
The DTA sets only such goals as it knows are achievable in the fulfilment of the party’s undertaking to the voters.
The DTA is committed to the ideal of national reconciliation and nation building, but has an open mind towards the sentiments of people and groups.
The DTA strongly discourages the formation of political groupings based on race, ethic origin or language.
It will prevent the government at all levels from creating ethnic domination and intolerance.
The DTA believes that good and honourable government is essential for economic development through local and foreign investment and to prevent the loss of human and other resources.
The DTA is determined to represent and serve the people of Namibia in their struggle to fulfil their Human Rights and to improve the quality of life and the living standards of the people in general.

Now therefore:
– The DTA OF NAMIBIA believes that Rule of Law is the foundation of democratic society.
Therefore the laws of Namibia and the authorities that uphold them must be respected, upheld and strengthened by all means available.
The DTA believes that every citizen of Namibia has the right to equal treatment and a fair hearing before the law, irrespective of sex, race, colour, ethnic origin, creed or social and economic status.
The DTA will strictly support these principles.
Law enforcement authorities such as the Ombudsman, the courts of law, the police force, etc. will be empowered so as to increase their effectiveness.
– The DTA OF NAMIBIA conforms that every citizen has the right to receive protection under the law.
Every Namibia citizen has the right to lead a life free from fear and intimidation.
This right has, however, constantly been undermined by the current government.
Crime has escalated, causing the country major social and economic problems.
The need to restore Law and Order has therefore become a national issue.
The crime wave sweeping the nation can only be solved by means of a strong and efficient lower court system can adequately deal with the surge of crime being experienced.
The DTA will empower and strengthen the lower court system and all the institutions which are meant to fight crime.
– The DTA OF NAMIBIA believes that efficient management of the national resources is essential to economic growth and the achievement of sustainable human development.
The party believes that the best way to reduce poverty and unemployment is through economic development.
Poverty and unemployment has become the scourge of Namibia.
Poverty has been increased as a result of poor management by the current government.
The DTA will, however, do everything in its power to reduce poverty nationwide on the basis of a comprehensive national policy.
Economic development, the creation and training, decentralisation of government functions, rural development and self-sufficiency, social security, and population growth control are among the many issues which will urgently be addressed by the DTA with the objective of narrowing the disparity between the rich and the poor.
– The DTA OF NAMIBIA is convinced that productive and constructive land reform is a key issue in the reduction of poverty, the strengthening of land-ownership by Namibians and national reconciliation.
Among the matters which must receive urgent attention are equal rights to land, related assistance for women, an improvement of the accessibility by small farmers to training, credit and markets; security of tenure, basic rights for farm-workers; the utilisation of state land for the purposes of land reform; sustained production capacity; and a Land Court, to name a few issues.
– The DTA OF NAMIBIA will make available financial resources for essential services by eliminating all wasteful expenditure by the State.
The DTA will insist on strict financial discipline at all levels of Government and review all budget allocations, and strengthen the Office of the Auditor General to make it even more independent.
For example, the number of ministries will be drastically decreased, and the number of permanent secretaries reduced accordingly.
The DTA will not subsidise government institutions such as “New Era” and “Nampa” which do not generate the income to sustain themselves.
The DTA will moreover privatise / commercialise all parastatal organisations, in particular those that rely on regular and massive subsidies by Namibia’s already over-burdened taxpayers.
We firmly believe that improved social security and a life of dignity for all senior citizens can be achieved by a re-allocation of funds.
– The DTA OF NAMIBIA is convinced that greater authority and responsibility is justly due to the REGIONS so as to make government more accessible to the people and to enrich political life by public participation at grass root level.
Namibia’s rural regions must be made more attractive through increased decentralisation.
The regions must be able to develop and maintain their infrastructure based on their own priorities and must become self-sustainable.
The right to raised revenue by way of rates, property taxes, levies and similar charges in accordance with national policy to supplement funds allocated by Central Government is the prime mechanism for strengthening the regions.
Without detracting from the powers of National Assembly, regions will be empowered to regulate and control such issues as regional welfare, markets, housing, traffic and town and regional planning, water supply and others, all within the framework of a comprehensive national policy.
– Care for all the people of Namibia through primary and affordable health care is the aim of the DTA OF NAMIBIA’S health and welfare policy.
All people of Namibia deserve to grow old with security and dignity.
The DTA will provide additional facilities for the aged, provide a liveable welfare pension to senior citizens and implement a system whereby pensions are paid out regularly at points which are easily accessible to the aged and inform.
The disabled will be given liberal support to develop their full potential.
– The DTA OF NAMIBIA believes that EDUCATION is the cornerstone of human development.
Education is an important facilitator of national reconciliation.
It should be a source of pride and inspiration to our emerging nation.
The DTA sees education as a partnership between parents and government as equals.
While that state should bring education to the children, by way of providing the necessary facilities, parents also ought to make a meaningful contribution.
The DTA will end the haphazard experiments carried out by the present government and will go out of its way to stabilise the education system and secure the provision of teachers, text books and educational material for all learners countrywide.
Moreover, the profession should be reinstated as a source of pride for teachers and officials.
The DTA places priority on a high standard of education and the relevance of subject content to meet the needs of the labour market.
We are convinced that improved teacher training standards and facilities at college and university level as well as appropriate salary scales will help to restore the authority and pride of teachers and headmasters and enhance the reintroduction of discipline at schools.
The DTA OF NAMIBIA furthermore pursues the principles of the Constitution of Namibia insofar as it provides for multi-culturalism within education and within supreme idea of nationhood.

Published by DTA of Namibia
Headquarters: 35 Garten Str. Windhoek 7 Tel: 061 – 238530

June 15, 2012 at 22:11 Leave a comment

DTA 1989 Manifesto Namibia

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DTA MANIFESTO 1989 (from the Original document)

MANIFEST OF THE DEMOCRATIC TURNHALLE ALLIANCE

THE DTA STRIVES FOR:

INDEPENDENCE
PROPSERITY
DEMOCRACY
EQUALITY
LIBERTY
JUSTICE
SECURITY
PEACE
AND A DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED; ORDERLY AND EFFECTIVE GOVERNMENT FOR ALL NAMIBIANS

THE DTA FIGHTS AGAINST:

APARTHEID
OPPRESSION
DOMINATION
INJUSTICE
POVERTY WAR

DTA

Therefore the DTA commits itself to the creation of a constitution as supreme law of the country in terms whereof –
1. this country will become a FREE, INDEPENDENT and SOVEREIGN state, the Republic of Namibia –
(a) in which the people of Namibia, free from outside domination, will be able to elect and constitute their own government on a regular basis;
(b) founded upon the principles of democracy, fundamental freedom and responsibilities, rule of law and an economy based on private, public and co-operative rights of ownership and initiative, social justice and equal opportunity for everyone;
(c) having its own national flag, national anthem, national cost of arms, seal, citizenship, currency and official languages; and in which a Bill of Fundamental Rights, to be respected and upheld by successive governments, which is binding on the government and all its institutions and which is enforceable by independent courts of law, will be entrenchened;

2. EQUALITY will be guaranteed to everyone –
(a) in that all people of Namibia will have equal rights which will safeguard them from government and an other form of oppression;
(b) in that all people will be equal before the law and no-one will be favoured of prejudice by the government or any public institution or by any other group or person on the basis of his / her ethic or social origin, sex, race, language, colour, religion or political conviction;
(c) in that apartheid in all its forms will be rejected;

3. LIBERTY, the right of freedom and expression of opinion, freedom of conscience and of religion, (including the right to freely seek, receive or impart information or ideas through the press and other medial, freedom of movement and of choice of residence, and freedom to enter or leave the country will be guaranteed to the people of Namibia;

4. PEACE, not only for all the people of Namibia, but also amongst all people, and between political, religious, cultural, linguistic and ethic groups in Namibia, will reign and that, furthermore –
(a) Namibia territory will not be used by any person, group or government to launch attacks on other countries, their governments or their people;
(b) the goal of national reconciliation and harmony between all the people of Namibia will be realised;

5. PROSPERITY can be attained in that –
(a) every Namibian, his children and their descendants may live free from poverty and without having to be dependent on others;
(b) every person’s right to acquire, own and dispose of property will be safeguarded;
(c) every person will have a right to education;
(d) every person will have the right to associate freely with any other person or group of persons, societies or associations, including the right to establish, maintain and join trade associations for the protection of the interest of employees;
(e) a system of communal land ownership by certain tribes or communities will be recognized, where the traditional authorities of those tribes or communities will have the right to control the same and dispose thereof, but subject to the directives of the members of such tribes or communities, and if they so elect, to acquire economic units by treaty in private ownership;

6. SECURITY of every Namibian will be assured in that –
(a) n-one will feel threatened or unsafe;
(b) no-one will be tortured or punished in an inhuman and humiliating fashion or be subjected to arbitrary arrest or detention;
(c) every person’s right to life, personal liberty and privacy will be entrenched in the Constitution;

7. JUSTICE will be guaranteed to every and –
(a) will be administered by an independent judiciary consisting of judges who are answerable to the law alone (and not to the government or any other person);
(b) will ensure that every person will be entitled to an impartial trial to determine their rights and responsibilities in civil cases or to determine their innocence or guilt in criminal cases;
(i) to be presumed innocent until proven guilty;
(ii) to testify or to call witnesses, it so desired;
(iii) to cross-examine witnesses for the state;
(iv) to be allowed reasonable facilities and sufficient time for the preparation and presentation of defence and to obtain legal representation;

8. GOVERNMENT, constituted on the basis of proportional representation, will be established in which every citizen will have the entrenched right to –
(a) participate in peaceful political activities with a view to the constitution of governmental bodies and the determination of government policy;
(c) participate in elections and government; and
(d) assemble peacefully and unarmed;

AND WHICH WILL BE CONSTITUTED IN THE FOLLOWING MANNER;
(i) a President elected for a period of 6 years by both Houses of Parliament, will be Head of State and will have certain ceremonial and executive functions which he must execute, subject to the Constitution and other laws of the country and in the best iinterests of the country and its people;
(ii) a Cabinet, consisting of a Prime Minister, elected by the National Assembly, and Ministers, who will be appointed by the Prime Minister from the ranks of the National assembly, who will collectively by responsible for the execution of the laws of the country;
(iii) a Parliament, consisting of a National Assembly and a Senat, which will be elected in a free and fair election for a five year term by the electorate and which will have the power to make laws, which may not conflict with the entrenched Bill of Fundamental Rights;
(iv) Regional Councils, consisting of persons elected on a regional basis by the electorate and –
(aa) who will exercise certain powers on a regional basis;
(bb) from the ranks of whom members of the Senate will be elected;
(v) a single Local Authority for each municipality will be established and elected by enfranchised voters within the boundaries of such municipality which will protect
and promote the interest of all people within its area of jurisdiction;
(vi) a Peri-Urban Council, consisting of persons appointed by the Cabinet, to manage the interests of people outside municipal areas;
(vii) an independent Ombudsman, appointed by Parliament, to investigate all complaints of maladministration perpetrated by the State, who will report to Parliament;
(viii) Civil Servants who will perform their duties and functions in an impartial and competent manner.
(ix) The principle of proportional representation will apply throughout.
Unite for peace in Namibia
Work together for prosperity.
Vote together for freedom.
DTA TAKE OUR HAND AND SAVE OUR LAND.

June 2, 2012 at 22:05 Leave a comment


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