Geingob hopes for inclusivity in green hydrogen scholarships

President Hage Geingob said he hopes the awarding process of 93 scholarships for the Youth for Green Hydrogen (Y4GH) project was inclusive and transparent to include every Namibian.

A total of 93 Namibian youths have been awarded scholarships worth N.dollars 87.7 million, in identified priority areas of technical and vocational education and training (TVET), Master’s degree programmes and upskilling of current graduates through relevant short courses.

Speaking during a courtesy visit by the German Minister for Education and Research, Bettina Stark-Watzinger here on Wednesday, Geingob said many times when an opportunity arrives inclusivity is a problem.

“The problem in this country is that… if you advertise some people just sit and when things are done they say ‘we have been left out’. I hope we have addressed those issues and we were balanced to avoid issues of inclusivity,” he said.

Geingob said Namibia’s future looks bright with the envisioned green hydrogen, saying the country is coming from very difficult economic times coupled with severe droughts and COVID-19.

“We are holding hands to now move on. The future looks good for us because the past seven years were bad… I hope when I am going to leave, I will leave the country in a good shape,” he noted.

At the same time, Stark-Watzinger said the world is living in changing times of global challenges where both Namibia and Germany aim to provide clean energy for the future.

“We are happy to work together to find solutions together through cooperation and the relationship we have,” she said.

Source: Namibian Press News Agency