NYC extends helping hand to youth by donating money towards research

SWAKOPMUND: The National Youth Council (NYC) has extended a helping hand to the youth of Swakopmund by donating money towards research into identification of development projects for young people at the coastal town.

The Executive Chairperson of the NYC, Mandela Kapere handed over a cheque of N.dollars 30 000 to the Department of Community Development Services in the Swakopmund Municipality here yesterday.

Along with the donation, the NYC and the municipality entered into a six-month partnership to do research and gather information on youth development policies that could be embarked upon to empower the youth of Swakopmund and improve their livelihoods.

Kapere said the NYC decided to work with the Swakopmund municipality, as they were clearly prepared and committed to tackle issues of youth unemployment and poverty.

Receiving the donation, Swakopmund Mayor Juuso Kambueshe thanked the NYC for reaching out to the youth and supporting the council in its quest to empower young people.

Kambueshe noted that as much as the council is dedicated to youth empowerment, they also face financial challenges in doing so effectively.

WINDHOEK: With a little more than 140 days left of TransNamib’s 180-day Turnaround Plan (TP), the company leadership is adamant that their strategy will succeed and bring about positive changes to the company.

TransNamib’s acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Hippy Tjivikua issued a one-page media statement this week, saying the national railway company’s management team is committed to ensuring that the “turnaround strategy” is implemented according to plan.

The plan focuses mainly on key areas such as human resource rationalisation, the revival of the 12 General Electric (GE) locomotives, addressing the operational shortfall and reducing long standing debt.

Tjivikua said management will continue to engage the employees and the Namibia Transport and Allied Works Union (Natau) and keep them abreast of the progress [made] in the implementation of the turnaround plan.

The plan is aimed at ensuring that TransNamib returns to solvency, and repositions itself into an efficient company in order to regain customer confidence, he added.