Land, Corruption, Economic Transformation and Unity Against Imperialism Discussed

Land issues, fighting corruption, economic transformation and unity against imperialism are some of the issues participants at the just-ended World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY).

During one of the lectures that took place on Tuesday, speaking on the issue of land, one of the panellists Alexio Nyanga from the Juventude do Movimento Popular de Libertaccedilatildeo de Angola (Youth Movement of Angola Liberation), JMPLA, said Africans should think globally in terms of creating worth for Africa and act locally. “Africa has the resources but we are not sure if we are really rich, we might have the resources but this may not mean wealth for Africa,” he said. He added that most of the African countries that are rich are the ones with war and poverty. “The knowledge we have is not enough, we should invest in knowledge.”

Young people from all spheres of Namibia and around the world came together last week to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) here. The event that took place for seven days under the theme ‘Youth Unite against Imperialism for a World of Peace Solidarity and Social Transformation’ brought together around 500 delegates from across the globe including countries like Portugal, Cuba, Syria, Spain, Vietnam, Mozambique, Angola and Eritrea amongst others.

The event kicked began lastTuesday with a solidarity march in the capital. The activities included participants reflecting on concerns related to imperialism, the struggles of African women, and lectures on the liberation movements around the world. Dimbulukweni Nauyoma, one of the Namibian participants described the event as useful and informative. “We got to learn more than what we expected. It was unique and it covered various topics relating to young people. We learned how to remove challenges faced by young people and how the youth can unite and culturally maintain peace. The effort that was put in was of an international standard.”

WFDY was established after the second world war by young people on 10 November, 1945 with the promise to humanity that they will maintain peace and solidarity in the an effort to avoid anti-imperialist conflicts in the future that will create another world war.

Source : New Era