Endjala encourages innovation and creativity

16 Jul 2016 13:50pm
OUTAPI, 16 JUL (NAMPA) – The governor of the Omusati Region has urged people to be innovative and embrace local products.
Erginus Endjala said this during the handover of equipment from the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare (MGECW) to a group of people in Outapi on Friday.
The aim for the donation is to help fight poverty through empowerment of young entrepreneurs who need assistance to grow their business, create self-employment and employ other unemployed youth.
The equipment consists of sewing machines, farming tools and salon kits valued at about N.dollars 297 520.
Endjala advised the 46 beneficiaries from different towns in the region to work harder in order for them to be able to assist in creating employment opportunities for others.
“Being focused enables hard work, which will grow your businesses to an entity that will make a meaningful impact on the Namibian economy,” he said.
The governor added that business owners should also incorporate the Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPP) as a tool to alleviate poverty.
The government’s HPP, launched in April this year, aims towards effective governance and service delivery; economic advancement; social progression; infrastructure development; and international relations and cooperation.
Endjala also commended the MGECW for the assistance they have provided to the community, emphasising that for wealth to be emulated, institutions and agencies need to invest in community upliftment.
Among the group of beneficiaries were graduates from the Community Skills Development Centre (COSDEC) institution who qualified in clothing design and production.