17 Sep 2015 07:30am
RUNDU, 17 SEP (NAMPA) - The development of human resources is very important for any country, the Governor of the Kavango East Region, Dr Samuel Mbambo says.
Mbambo made these remarks last Friday during a ceremony when the First National Bank of Namibia donated N.dollars 415 000 towards the KAYEC after-school centre at Rundu.
History has taught us that the most important resources you have in your nation or country is not the gold mines, not the diamonds, marine resources, but your own children - your human resources, he said.
The governor cited Singapore in south-east Asia that is focused on the development of its human resources.
Despite it lacking natural resources or even land to cultivate food, Singapore looked at what it has, and what it has is children, he explained, adding that Singapore puts a lot of resources into the education of its children.
Mbambo said both public and private institutions in Namibia should contribute towards the journey of the countrys Vision 2030.
In 2004, Namibia adopted Vision 2030, a document that clearly spells out the country's development agenda, objectives and economic targets that should be achieved by the country by the year 2030. The key sectors are transport infrastructure, agriculture, education, mining and fishing.
Vision 2030 also aims to transform the countrys political and economic landscape in areas such as land reform, housing, the environment, health and the general economy in order to provide equal opportunities for all.
Mbambo said together the aim should be to tackle some of the challenges faced in the Kavango East Region which, he said, are many such as teenage pregnancies.
Meanwhile, the after-school centre has since 2009 been assisting Grade 10 learners as well as school dropouts to improve their examination results.
From 2012 to 2014 the institution has seen a remarkable pass rate of 76 per cent on national Grade 10 examinations, exceeding the Kavango East Regions average pass rate of 48 per cent.