Youth attend Voters Youth Conference


Speakers from diverse backgrounds at the Voters Youth Conference encouraged young people to exercise their democratic rights and register to vote in the upcoming elections.

The conference, organised by the Love Palm Charity Foundation, encouraged the young people to go out and make their mark.

They highlight the importance of voting, the need for presidential debates, and the need for young people to make decisive decisions when choosing which political party to vote for. 

Youths in ||Kharas welcome hosting of beauty pageant


Young people in the ||Kharas Region have welcomed the opportunities that will arise from the hosting of Miss Namibia and Miss Teen beauty pageants.

The beauty pageant is managed by the nbc.

Die Butch, with its breathtaking scenery, will host the prestigious finals of Namibia's beauty queens.

The platform showcases the remarkable talent, intelligence, and beauty of Namibia's diverse cultures, and young people are looking forward to it. 

Youth urged to speak out and not suffer in silence


A Seventh-day Adventist Youth Director has called on young people to talk about their problems instead of suffering in silence.

Over 2,000 young people from Namibia, South Africa, Lesotho, and Eswatini have gathered at Swakopmund for a youth congress.

Organised by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, the event is an annual platform to uplift the youth spiritually.

It is also an opportunity for the church to collaborate with local youth forums to promote the spirit of volunteerism in various fields.

Youth Ministry investigates reported missing funds


Minister of Sport, Youth, and National Services, Agnes Tjongarero, says she is investigating reported financial mismanagement within the ministry.

Tjongarero was responding to a question by Landless People's Movement's (LPM) Utaara Mootu regarding the Executive Director's employment status without a contract.

Tjongarero said the results of the investigation will be made known once the established committee concludes its work.

She stated that consultations between her ministry and the Ministry of Finance and Public Enterprises are still ongoing.

VP urges youth to get involved in Agriculture sector


Vice President Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah says agriculture in Africa is expected to meet the dual objectives of providing food and helping people escape poverty.

Dr. Nandi-Ndaitwah further says that the agriculture sector can produce Africa's next billionaires.

Therefore, the Vice President calls on all young people countrywide to develop an interest in agriculture during a stakeholder engagement held at Omaruru. 

About 70% of the Namibian population depends on agricultural activities for livelihood, mostly in the subsistence sector.

Namibian youth trained in entrepreneurship


The Chairperson of the ||Kharas Regional Council, Josef Isaacks, has commended the Ministry of Sport, Youth, and National Service for exposing the young ones to entrepreneurship while they are in their early years.

Young people from all 14 of the country's 14 regions assembled at the Keetmanshoop Multi-Purpose Youth Resource Centre to take part in a one-week training workshop on entrepreneurship skills. 

AU Commission Chair highlights progress, challenges, and calls for unity on Africa Day


To mark the celebration of Africa Day, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has reflected on Africa's journey from 1963 to 2024, celebrating milestones like liberation from colonialism and apartheid and economic growth. 

He also addressed ongoing challenges such as demographic pressures, social constraints, climate change, and governance issues. 

He highlighted the role of youth and women in shaping the future, called for mobilisation to tackle crises, and promoted peace and security.

Minister Mushelenga highlights Africa's growing interconnectedness on Africa Day


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.