First Board of Youth with Disabilities elected at Ongwediva

08 Oct 2013 12:00pm
ONGWEDIVA, 08 OCT (NAMPA) - The National Organisation of Youth with Disabilities congress, which took place at Ongwediva in the Oshana Region last week, ended with the election of members for the first-ever Board of that organisation last Thursday.
The inaugural chairperson of the Board, Marcellus Haivera, confirmed this to Nampa in a telephonic interview on Tuesday.
Haivera noted that the members of the Board will be in charge of the organisation over the next five years, and will concentrate on uniting previously disadvantaged youth with disabilities, as well as looking into the quality of their education countrywide.
“We will also strive to encourage the youth with disabilities to engage in business,” he said, adding that his Board is set on urging Namibia’s youth with disabilities to respect each other and their leaders as “it is the only way they can be victorious in all their endeavours”.
Haivera is to be deputised by Vivien de Koe, who is from the //Karas Region, while the Board’s secretary is Suama Nangolo, who is to be deputised by Matias Hixupundobe.
Helvi Linus and Suzette Guims have been appointed as treasurer and information and mobilisation officer, respectively.
Additional members of the Board are Anquezell Lottering, Obrien Mwauluka and Seblon Nakakuwa.
The Deputy Minister of Youth, National Service, Sport and Culture, Juliet Kavetuna officiated at the opening of the congress last Monday.