09 Jun 2013 10:30
RUNDU, 09 JUN (NAMPA) - The Rundu Vocational Training Centre (RVTC) has honoured regional and traditional authority leaders from the Kavango Region by renaming some of its buildings and streets after the leaders.
This was done in recognition of their contributions towards the region and the development of the centre.
The new building names and the names of the streets inside the centre's premises were unveiled during the RVTC career fair which was held on Friday.
The centre?s catering complex hall was renamed after the former Kavango Regional Governor, Maurus Nekaro who died in March this year, while the main road leading into the centre was named after the Shambyu Traditional Authority?s long-serving senior Headwoman Rebecca Kambundu.
Two of the centre?s women?s hostels were named after the leader of the Shambyu Traditional Authority, Queen Matumbo Ribebe and Rundu Mayor Hilka Levi respectively, while a street which leads into the centre?s workshop was named after Reverend Kapumburu Hausiku.
Kavango Regional Governor Dr Samuel Mbambo, who officiated at the career fair, underscored the importance of vocational training centres in achieving Vision 2030.
The Kavango Governor said vocational training was one of the answers to reducing the country?s high unemployment rate as it ?produces employers and not graduates who are job seekers?.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education?s Goodwill Ambassador Lazarus Shiimi, popularly known as Gazza, called on students to have the drive and passion to succeed at any cost, rubbishing the opinion of those who think vocational training centres are ?uncool?.
Gazza reminded the youth that they are the backbone of the country?s socio-economic development.
The RVTC career fair gave learners from secondary schools in and around Rundu the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the trades and courses on offer at the centre.
The theme of the event was ?The Driving Force to Vision 2030?.