THE only female presidential candidate for the upcoming elections, Utjiua Muinjangue, of the National Unity Democratic Organisation (NUDO), is also the first ever woman in the country to contest for the Namibian Presidency in the national elections.
Muinjangue said she wants to be an example to other women and the youth.
“Women have been kept in the kitchen for too long. We need to rise up and move out of our comfort zone because we have the potential and need to take our place at the helm,“ said Muinjangue.
She added that she is praying for extra strength to lead the party, and hopefully the country, as there will without a debt be those who will undermine her leadership.
“I am testimony that women can achieve more. I am therefore reminding women that we are tough and strong and are more than capable of leading in the highest office,” she said.
Muinjangue further noted that women leaders can easily shape and improve the continent’s development prospects in especially education, business, community and social innovation that will advance the growth and development of Namibia, provided they stick together.
“Africa and Namibia must provide the opportunity for women to serve in leadership positions if the continent desires to break the poverty gap between the rich and the poor in society”, she added.
Muinjangue became NUDO president after she defeated Okakarara Constituency Councillor, Vetaruhe Kandorozu, by 240 at the party’s third elective congress held in Windhoek.
She takes over from Asser Mbai.
NUDO was founded by Mburumba Kerina, Clemens Kapuuo and Hosea Kutako in 1965.