17 Jul 2014 18:10pm
WINDHOEK, 17 JUL (NAMPA) A 14-member delegation from the Ohangwena Youth Forum, headed by its regional coordinator Olivia Valungameka, on Thursday paid a courtesy call on the president at State House.
The meeting was to brief President Hifikepunye Pohamba on the state of affairs of young persons and developmental indicators in the Ohangwena Region.
In her introductory remarks before their closed-door meeting with the Head of State, Valungameka registered their appreciation to the government for its continuous commitment to the cause of peace, social harmony, security, democracy and principle of national reconciliation prevailing in the country since Independence more than 24 year ago.
She indicated that despite limited resources at the disposal of the Central Government, it continues to bring services closer to the people by providing infrastructural developments in the form of roads, health facilities and schools, not only in the Ohangwena Region, but trough out the country.
Valungameka pointed out that in her region two secondary schools were built, one combined school and one senior secondary school, including a special school named after Ohangwena Governor Usko Nghaamwa.
Other developmental programmes benefiting the youth in the region include Credit Youth in Business, National Youth Credit Scheme, and Micro Finance.
Valungameka informed the president that the youth initiated an agricultural project after securing land in the Onehanga village from the Oukwanyama Traditional Authority.
The project, situated approximately 43 kilometres east of Okongo, comprises of horticultural produce on a small scale such as cabbages, carrots, beetroot and onions.
Their intention is to plant summer crops such as tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, pumpkins, butternuts, green peppers, cucumbers, cabbage, maize, mahangu and sorghum.
Minister of Youth, National Service, Sports and Culture Jerry Ekandjo, City of Windhoek Deputy Mayor Muesee Kazapua and National Youth Council's Julius Nyerere Namoloh were in attendance.