Namibia: Swakop residents condemn NBC

Regulation & Policy

The Swakopmund Residents' Association (SRA) has strongly objected to the NBC's "inability to offer independent media coverage" to all political parties, organisations and associations participating in the regional and local authority elections.

"To date this public broadcaster has predominantly and excessively given media coverage only to the governing party and recklessly barring opposition parties, organisations and associations from their right to public media coverage," it said in a statement.

"By doing this, the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation has allowed itself to be abused by one particular party for their party propaganda and as their mouthpiece and thus miserably failed in fulfilling its public mission."

The SRA called upon all voters in Swakopmund "to make the effort" on Friday or Saturday to go to the polls and cast their votes.