Oshana youth urged to work towards development

16 Dec 2014 12:00pm
ONGWEDIVA, 16 DEC (NAMPA) – Oshana Regional Youth Forum chairperson Efrain Nekongo has called on his members to remain united, and to work towards the development of their region.
He made this call at the Oshana Regional Youth Forum’s year-end function at a lodge in Ongwediva last Friday.
He also urged all young people in the country to be responsible and to respect the laws of the land whenever they are presenting their needs and desires to people in positions of authority.
Nekongo said he acknowledged the fact that there’s a dire need amongst many young Namibians, but he disagrees with the proposition of grabbing land outside the framework of the law.
He thus appealed to young people not to turn violent whenever they present their demands to gain access to land.
”People in Libya and Egypt today find themselves in an unfavourable situation after they opted to address issues in a chaotic manner.
We must avoid violence when demanding what is due to us,” Nekongo urged.
The Oshana Regional Youth Forum will look into addressing challenges facing the youth, such as the lack of space for new intakes at the country’s vocational training centres such as the Valombola Vocational Training Centre at Ongwediva.
“Vocational training centres should be expanded so that more unemployed young people can be accommodated for training, unlike the current situation where only a few people receive vocational training every year,” he stated.
Vocational training centres are meant to empower young people so that they can participate fully in the country’s economic development, the youth leader noted before thanking the Social Security Commission (SSC) for sponsoring the programmes of the Oshana Regional Youth Forum to the tune of N.dollars 2.5 million this year.
A total of 22 youth organisations are affiliated to the Oshana Regional Youth Forum.