President Geingob calls for more youth participation in Omagongo and other cultural festivals

President Hage Geingob has expressed his desire to witness a significant increase in the participation of young people at the Omagongo Cultural Festival and various other cultural festivals held across the country.

The President believes that such involvement will enable the youth to gain a deeper understanding of their own cultural heritage as well as that of their neighbouring communities.

Dr. Geingob said this during the opening of this year's Omagongo cultural festival, held at Ohamautsi village under the auspices of the Ombalantu traditional authorities.

Unemployed youth in Keetmanshoop demand a halt to interviews of shortlisted police cadets in  ||Kharas Region

Unemployed youth in Keetmanshoop have raised their concerns and demanded a halt to the interviews of shortlisted police cadets in the ||Kharas Region.

They claimed that the recruitment shortlisting process is discriminatory and disadvantages the young people of the region.

The youth organised a march to the Police Regional Headquarters in Keetmanshoop, where they handed over a petition expressing their condemnation of the shortlisting process, alleging that it was discriminatory towards the native southerners of the region.

African youth reminded of their crucial role as true and reflective ambassadors of the continent

The Minister of Environment, Forestry, and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta, has reminded African youth of their crucial role as true and reflective ambassadors of the continent's society and the tourism economy.

Shifeta emphasised that the youth have the power to shape perceptions, promote cultural diversity, and drive sustainable tourism development in Africa.

The Tourism Minister said this during the opening of the Africa Youth in Tourism Innovation Summit and Challenge at Swakopmund, where about 38 countries from Africa are taking part either physically or virtually.

Indigenous minorities have potential to lead in public and private sector - ǀUiǀoǀoo

Young people from indigenous minorities have the potential to occupy leadership positions in the public and private sectors.

This is according to the Deputy Minister of Marginalised Affairs, Royal ǀUiǀoǀoo who urged them to fight for their rights.

 ǀUiǀoǀoo was addressing more than 140 young people who gathered at Swakopmund for the first-ever national conference, for youth from indigenous minorities.

He revealed that 68% of that population lives in poverty, while 77% are unemployed.

Youth's views on Africa Day

The vision of a united Africa, characterised by a common currency and a shared sense of identity, traces its roots back to the era of the slave trade.

As the continent commemorates Africa Day, we engage in conversations with several young individuals to discuss this vision and its significance in today's globalised world.

Youth urged to take advantage of business opportunities available in various sectors

The Chief Executive Officer of the Namibia Investment Promotion and Development Board (NIPDB), Nangula Uaandja has urged young people to take advantage of the business opportunities available in various sectors. 

Uaandja says the country has a lot to offer in terms of agriculture, mining and energy, oil and gas. 

Uaandja interacted with young entrepreneurs and professionals at an event titled "Oxungi." 

Youth urged to explore talents and create employment for themselves

The Deputy Minister of Sport, Youth, and National Services, Emma Kantema-Goamas, has called on the youth to explore their talents and create employment for themselves.

Kantema-Gaomas made the call at the launch of the Make-a-thon Challenge, funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Namibia.

The four-day challenge aims to showcase young Namibians' talents by creating pieces that capture the essence of Namibia's awe-inspiring beauty and rich cultural heritage.

Over 500 youth recruited as casual workers at MSYNS's plot at Nkurenkuru

More than 500 young people from the Kavango West Region have been recruited as casual workers to clear a 20-hectare plot belonging to the Ministry of Sport, Youth, and National Services (MSYNS) at Nkurenkuru.

Kavango West remains the only region without proper sports facilities.

That is about to change as the Ministry will soon start with the development of a stadium, to be followed by a multi-purpose youth centre.

Regional Youth Officer Anna-Marie Kasela says the Ministry decided to ensure local youth are employed in contributing to the process.

Youth called to aspire entrepreneurship as a solution high unemployment rate

The Minister of Sports, Youth, and National Service, Agnes Tjongarero, has encouraged young people to aspire towards entrepreneurship as a solution to addressing the high rate of youth unemployment.

Spearheaded by the Begin To Imagine (BTI) youth group, the Expo is the first to be hosted by Bethanie Village.

Tjongarero made the call during the opening of the Expo at Bethanie Village in ||Kharas Region, where she pledged N$20 000 towards the hosting of the Expo.

President Geingob commends Luderitz youth for keen interest shown in energy production

President Hage Geingob has commended the youth of Luderitz for their keen interest in the ongoing discussion about Namibia's ambition to become an energy-producing country.

The head of state made this observation during a town hall engagement with the community of Luderitz on the development of a Green Hydrogen industry in the county.

Dr. Geingob stressed that tribalism and regionalism are hampering development progress noting that young people need to continue playing their part in the development of the country.