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Swapo Party Youth League engages Vice President Nandi-Ndaitwah

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The Swapo Party Youth League held a question-and-answer session with the Vice President and party presidential candidate, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, at Rundu. 

The session provided a platform for the youth to express their thoughts, concerns, and aspirations.

Questions asked covered challenges faced by youth, such as education, student life, and unemployment.

Youth brick project launched in Walvis Bay

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Saltiel Kalola, the Director of the African Counselors Social Development Association, emphasizes the importance of joint efforts from the government and civil society organizations to develop and implement programs aimed at eradicating poverty and creating jobs.

Kalola made these remarks during the launch of the Youth Brick Project in Walvis Bay.

With the nation's poverty index standing at around 28.7% and a high rate of youth unemployment above 40%, Kalola believes that the government and private sectors must collaborate to address these issues.

Presidential candidates market themselves

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The Konrad Adenuar Stiftung Namibia's public presidential candidate discussion has provided an opportunity for politicians to showcase their competencies and explain why they should be voted for in the November national elections.

At the discussion, issues of bread and butter took centre stage, with aspiring future presidents explaining to the electorate how they will find solutions to daily socio-economic struggles.

Housing and land delivery were but a few.

Minister Mushelenga highlights Africa's growing interconnectedness on Africa Day

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The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation says Africa is becoming increasingly interconnected, strengthening the continent's resolve to achieve a united continent.

In his speech at the 61st celebration of Africa Day, Dr. Peya Mushelenga highlighted that 54 AU member states signed and 47 ratified the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), signed in Kigali in 2018.

Minister Mushelenga says the ratification of the AfCFTA is evidence of deeper continental integration and could potentially lift 30 million people out of poverty.

Otjozondupa Region communities demand action on unemployment and infrastructure

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Communities in the Otjozondupa Region cited unemployment, a lack of infrastructure, and bulk services as areas that need urgent attention.

The inhabitants revealed this to the officials of the National Planning Commission (NPC) during their visit to the region.

To finalise the 6th National Development Plan, the NPC is conducting consultations in the region for their input and to understand the challenges they face.

Youth in Karibib struggle amidst lack of economic opportunities

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There are many ways for youth to contribute to economic development, and their involvement is essential to the future of the economy.

However, young people in Karibib feel that this opportunity is passing them by because of a lack of opportunities in the town.

Many young people are still struggling to find work, a situation that is worsened by a lack of other means of employment, such as self-employment.

A lack of economic opportunities largely influences the living standards of people and causes inequality in society.

Namibia anticipates increased oil reserves to tackle socio-economic challenges

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Namibia expects firmer estimates of recoverable reserves to be announced this financial year and aid in addressing socio-economic challenges such as unemployment.

President Nangolo Mbumba, who delivered the State of the Nation Address this afternoon, says this follows oil exploration activities by international companies in 2023.

Walvis Bay leaders call for innovative solutions to youth unemployment

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Some prominent members of the Walvis Bay community have called for innovative and effective solutions to youth unemployment.
 
Among them are former Walvis Bay Mayor King Mandume Muatunga as well as the coastal town's Lutheran Hosiana Parish Pastor Jacky Fredericks, who believe government efforts to create employment must be complemented.