Early education and volunteerism important: Katjavivi

23 May 2017 18:20pm
RUNDU, 23 MAY (NAMPA) – Speaker of the National Assembly, Peter Katjavivi is on a community outreach programme to the Kavango East and West Region since Monday.
At a meeting on Tuesday, he told the Kavango East community that the purpose of his visit is to bring Parliament to the people.
“The Speaker and various Parliamentary Standing Committees undertake these kind of visits to exchange views with citizens to exactly know the people’s preoccupation.”
Katjavivi, who met with the management of the Kavango East Regional Council behind closed doors earlier in the day, said they discussed and touched on various issues.
Predominantly, he said, they discussed challenges the region faces in the areas of education and health.
Government, he said, adopted a law on Early Childhood Development, which is very important.
“Laying a foundation for the little ones before they start formal education is something that Government values and appreciates.”
Katjavivi said it is the view of Parliament and Government that education be accessible to all communities and that all children in Namibia “be on the same page”, which is also of concern for the regional authority.
He said the meeting also discussed the need for safety nets for senior citizens, men and women who have reached an advanced age.
“In Namibia we are a society that cares and thus as we move around, we should be on the lookout for vulnerable members of our society.”
Katjavivi said Namibia should encourage the spirit of volunteerism, through which an individual also cares for others and not only themselves.
He on Tuesday proceeded to visit the Vhungu-Vhungu Green Scheme as well as Ndonga Linena Green Scheme projects.