Kavango West battles sky-high unemployment

17 April 2019 | Local News

The Kavango West governor's office and a regional youth forum are looking at ways to address a youth jobless rate of 46.8% in the region.

Kavango West governor Sirkka Ausiku said the two parties are looking at finding strategic ways to deal with the issue of youth unemployment.

“As a region, we are concerned about the youth unemployment rate, which stood at 46.8% by 2018,” Ausiku said. “The office of the regional governor has engaged the regional youth forum to come together and come up with a regional strategy on how to address the challenges facing our youth in the region.”

Ausiku also reiterated what she said during her 2018 State of the Region Address (SORA), in which she emphasised that Kavango West is one of the poorest regions in the country, as its 99% rural.

Ausiku applauded Telecom Namibia for bringing their services closer to the people. Ausiku said the issue of many people in the region not having access to communication services must be addressed.

“Various achievements in the sector since 1992, with the establishment of Telecom Namibia, has demonstrated clearly our ongoing commitment and government's political will towards supporting the growth and development of the sector,” Nawatiseb added.

KENYA KAMBOWE

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