Youth must respect elders to succeed – Governor
14 October 2020 | Youth
Ohangwena Region governor Walde Ndevashiya has called on young people in the region to refrain from being undisciplined and insulting and disrespecting leaders if they are to be successful in their lives.
Ndevashiya, who was speaking during his youth engagement at the Billy Mwaningange Rural Development Centre in the Ohangwena Region's Ondobe Constituency on Tuesday, said the notion that young people must respect their elders has completely vanished in the country.
“You must respect the elders at all levels in our society, be it politicians or church and community leaders,” urged the governor, adding that ill-disciplined youth achieve nothing in life.
Ndevashiya also advised young people to refrain from criminal activities, adding that crime is increasing in Ohangwena and the youth should be part of the fight against social ills.
He expressed concern over the slow pace the nation is progressing towards achieving the targets of Vision 2030.
Vison 2030 is a national dream for Namibia to become an industrialised country by the year 2030, but Ndevashiya believes the time is running out and the nation needs to adopt a culture of business unusual and think out of the box if an industrialised Namibia is to be realised.
Speaking at the same event, Warrant Officer Kaume Iitumba of the police's community affairs office said crime is increasing in the region, mainly because of alcohol abuse, poverty, lack of education and lack of parental care.
Iitumba said officers need the youth to support the maintenance of law and order more than ever before.