Kunene governor satisfied with region’s developmental pace

12 Jul 2017 15:50pm
WINDHOEK, 12 JUL (NAMPA) – Most capital projects in the Kunene Region scheduled for the 2016/17 financial year were successfully completed, despite the national financial constraints.
Governor Angelika Muharukua stated the above during her State of the Region Address in Opuwo on Wednesday.
“Despite these downfalls, Kunene Region is still reporting on the achievements that we attained collectively during the previous financial year,” she said.
Some of the projects Muharukua highlighted include the completion of the Onjuva and Queen Sofia health facilities, construction of a gravel road from Epupa Falls to Swartbooi Drift along the Kunene River and completion of the Gaio-doman Traditional Authority office at Anker.
The governor added that with the alarming percentage of youth unemployment in the country, Kunene has put special attention on the advancement of youth groups to create opportunities that will make a meaningful change in their lives.
“The youth of this region need to maximise their potential in order to realise their vision and aspirations. Do not ask what Government must do for you but what you can do for the government, because this is the government of the people by the people and for the people.”
Muharukua further urged young people who are still in school to take their education seriously so that they can produce good results to improve the regional ranking.
The governor also requested all residents of her region to heed President Hage Geingob’s call for unity of purpose to attain the country’s strategic goals.
“This region is vast with untapped resources and it is up to us to market it to attract potential investors that will have a positive impact on our development objectives.”
She stressed that the regional office and its residents all need to achieve more with less resources at their disposal.