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Youth urged to speak out and not suffer in silence

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

UDF youth congress re-elects Reinhold Goseb as SG

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The United Democratic Front Youth League (UDFYL) has elected Reinhold Goseb as its new Secretary General at the 2nd elective congress for the youth wing in 15 years.

The elective congress in Swakopmund was a crucial event for one of Namibia's oldest political parties.

Although the United Democratic Front is 35 years old, the party's youth league has been dormant since holding its first congress in 2009.

An interim committee was established in 2018, and outgoing Secretary General Michael Skini ran the youth leagues' affairs.

Frank Fredericks Foundation Marks 25 Years of Empowering Athletes

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The Frank Fredericks Foundation commemorated a significant milestone as it celebrated its 25th anniversary with a lively event on Sunday.

Trustees of the Foundation gathered to reflect on the journey that began in April 1999, highlighting the impactful support provided to athletes through scholarships and initiatives dedicated to uplifting the sporting community.

The presence of the Minister of Sport, Youth, and National Service, Agnes Tjongarero, added prestige to the occasion, underscoring the Foundation's commitment to fostering athletic talent in the nation.

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.