Struggle kids to return IDs and go to Angola

26 Oct 2016 20:20pm
WINDHOEK, 26 OCT (NAMPA) - A group of “struggle kids” based at the Ndilimani Cultural Troupe farm north of Windhoek has decided to return their Namibian identification documents (IDs) to the Ministry of Home Affairs and are planning to go to Angola.
They claim the Namibian government has gone back on its promises to provide them with jobs.
The group of about 375 youth is expected to hand over their legal documents, consisting of IDs, passports and Certificates of Registration for Citizenship by Descent to the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration on Friday before going to Angola.
Jerry Hamukwaya, one of two spokespersons for the group, said the government has not provided them with a written guarantee that they will get jobs on completion of training provided for free by the government.
“Some of us have already undergone various types of training but cannot secure jobs, now we are being forced into more training,” Hamukwaya said.
He said some of them were given jobs in Government in 2008, and they want the same for the rest of them.
Hamukwaya said most of them grew up without relatives, because their parents died while fighting for this country.
“We can’t waste more time with training as we need to support ourselves while working,” he said.
They said the Angolan Embassy here will transport them to Angola.
Efforts to get comment from that embassy were futile Wednesday as staff members authorised to speak to the media were not available for comment.