Education system contributes to high unemployment: Swanu

17 Aug 2015 18:50pm
OTJIWARONGO, 17 AUG (NAMPA) – Swanu of Namibia President, Usutuaije Maamberua on Monday condemned poor service delivery at State hospitals, schools and magistrates’ courts across the country.
Speaking at a media briefing here on Monday, he accused Government of allowing “horrible” service delivery at Namibian hospitals, schools and courts.
Maamberua said general services delivered at State hospitals lack far behind the standard of any upper-middle income economy in the world, while the education system is failing to provide the right skills.
“Our education system contributes to the high unemployment rate in the country, because it does not provide for adequate skills and technical training to its students,” he said.
The Swanu president charged that delays and case backlogs at magistrates’ courts across the country must be condemned, as “justice delayed is justice denied”.
He said the high litigation costs in the country also continue to exclude and marginalise the majority low-income earning citizens from fair justice.
Maamberua further accused Government of allowing a system that pays pensioners their monthly social grants of N.dollars 1 000 under trees and forcing pensioners to wait in long queues for such payments.
He said such practices make pensioners vulnerable to thugs and criminals.
“We even see that this N.dollars 1 000 our pensioners receive now to be a source of troubles for them, as it attracts thugs and criminals to the open public places they are receiving this money,” he charged.
Maamberua also called for improved and increased postal services across the country in order to provide decent payment services to pensioners.
He said in as much as his party appreciates that all Namibians find themselves in one 'Namibian House', Swanu is concerned that not all occupants of this Namibian House enjoy the same equity and equality of Government services, resources and opportunities.
The phrase 'Namibian House' refers to a united Namibian nation and is commonly used by Namibian President Hage Geingob.
The Swanu leader urged Government to diversify its development approach in bringing about real political, social and economic peace and stability to everyone in the country.
(NAMPA)
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