The #Aodaman Traditional Authority (TA) on Friday hosted its annual women leaders meeting to discuss ways to address social ills that affect the youth of Khorixas.Officially opening the meeting, #Aodamn TA Chief, Petrus Uukongo called on the women le…
The #Aodaman Traditional Authority (TA) on Friday hosted its annual women leaders meeting to discuss ways to address social ills that affect the youth of Khorixas.
Officially opening the meeting, #Aodamn TA Chief, Petrus Uukongo called on the women leaders to this year ensure that the youth are educated on the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse.
“Alcohol and drug abuse amongst our youth is worrisome and needs to be addressed by educating the youth on the dangers it can cause to their lives and how it will affect their own future in particular. Drug abuse amongst the youth has increased to the extent that the youth go out to steal just to afford drugs,” he said.
Uukongo further urged the inhabitants of the region to venture into gardening projects as good rains have been received over the past week.
“We should not just stay at farms that we have been relocated to but should make use of the land by planting crops for self-consumption as well as income generation,” said Uukongo.
Speaking at the same occasion, Damara women leaders’ representative, Emgard Garoes said that women leaders should look at how they can positively contribute towards the growth of the nation and changing the behaviour of the youth.
“As women leaders, we need to look at what we can bring to the table for the prosperity of our beloved sons, daughters and husbands. We are here on this earth for a purpose. We are not only here to assist men but to also lead and guide our men and children. If we fail in leading our nation we are failing ourselves. If we fail as women leaders then our children will fall victim to social ills such as drug and alcohol abuse,” she said.
Approximately 30 women leaders of the #Aodaman TA attended the meeting.