Transform communities by educating the children: Hausiku

23 Dec 2014 16:20pm
OPUWO, 23 DEC (NAMPA) – When children are educated they would build houses for their parents and bring about other developments, Deputy Prime Minister Marco Hausiku says.
“The only way to transform communities at the different settlements is through educating their children, for their children to have equal job opportunities anywhere in Namibia and come back to develop their areas,” he said.
Hausiku was speaking during the official handing over of three classrooms to the Ohaiua Primary School on Friday.
The Ohaiua village is situated some 200km north of Opuwo in the Epupa Constituency of the Kunene Region.
“We built the school for your children, and that will be followed by a clinic and a hostel for the children to have proper shelter while they are attending school,” he said
The school was established in 2006 with only 30 learners, but today boasts 120 learners from pre-primary to Grade Seven.
The school has six qualified teachers and an acting principal.
Hausiku called on all Government departments and ministries to make sure that their services are available for the resettled communities at Otjikojo, Otjomuru, Ohaiua and Otjandjasemo.
Also under construction at the Ohaiua settlement is teachers’ houses which are expected to be ready early next year when schools reopen.
Ohaiua will also get agricultural experts to train the community on gardening and how to produce their own food.
“The food supply given to you on a monthly basis would be phased out gradually as time pass, because you have to be equipped to produce your own food and not depend on Government supply,” noted Hausiku.