23 Sep 2013 11:30
ONGWEDIVA, 23 SEP (NAMPA) - Oshana Regional Governor Clemens Kashuupulwa has called on youth leaders in Namibia to lead without discrimination against race, tribe, sex or regionalism if national unity, peace and stability are to be maintained in the country.
Kashuupulwa made the call whilst officially opening a seven-day youth leadership development workshop which commenced at Ongwediva in the Oshana Region on Monday.
As youth leaders, you must not exclude anyone, Kashuupulwa urged, adding that a leader has to ensure that all they do is to the benefit of the whole Namibian society.
He told the workshop participants that development and the dream of Namibia to be an industrialised country by 2030 would only be realised if the nation preserves national unity and nationhood at all levels of the society.
Kashuupulwa wants also to see leaders in the country, including the younger leaders, be approachable and available to listen to community plights on a 24-hour basis.
He went on to say leadership is about social, economic and cultural prosperity, and then commended the Oshana Regional Youth Forum, under the leadership of Ephraim Nekongo, for spearheading the organisation of the workshop to discuss the challenges which are hampering the implementation of youth programmes.
Speaking to Nampa on the sidelines of the workshop, Nekongo said 40 young people from the four northern regions of Oshana, Ohangwena, Omusati and Oshikoto are attending the workshop.
The workshop, which is conducted under the Youth Leadership Development Programme of the National Youth Council (NYC), is aimed at training the youth on matters pertaining to youth leadership.