Wakudumo to advance youth empowerment

29 April 2020 | Government

KENYA KAMBOWE

RUNDU

Newly appointed Kavango East regional governor Bonifatius Wakudumo has promised to promote youth empowerment, poverty alleviation and small-scale farming.

Wakudumo also promised to ensure that much-needed roads are built in the region to improve access to remote areas.

About 24% of the region’s people fall in the severe poverty category, while 43% are moderately poor.

The governor said it is disturbing to have such high unemployment and poverty in a region blessed with abundant resources.

He promised to work closely with the youth to create job opportunities and secure funding for their projects.

“I will also help with the establishment of youth rural enterprises and support the creation of recreational and sports facilities within the region, and to work closely with traditional authorities in the region for the establishment of cultural villages to attract tourists and preserve our culture,” he said.

Boost local economy

Wakudumo called on the region’s inhabitants to engage in crop, horticulture and fruit production to bolster the regional economy and food security.

“Kavango East Region is blessed with fertile soil and a perennial river, that’s why I call upon all of us to engage in crop, horticulture and fruit production,” he said.

Wakudumo appealed to retailers and those responsible for procurement to buy local produce from small-scale farmers.

He also promised to focus on rural electrification and water infrastructure to drive rural development.

Impartial

Asked how he planned to govern the region in an impartial manner seeing that he was the Swapo Party’s regional mobiliser before his appointment as governor, Wakudumo said he had already transitioned into his new role and would serve all inhabitants of the region, no matter their political affiliation.

“I welcome everyone. I am the governor for all the inhabitants of Kavango East Region,” Wakudumo stressed.

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