Hardap Governor, Esme Isaack says that the majority of Hardap inhabitants have to bridge the syndrome of dependency

Hardap Governor, Esme Isaack yesterday said the majority of Hardap inhabitants have to bridge the syndrome of dependency by engaging in self-sustaining entrepreneurship projects.

During her State of the Region Address, Isaack said women and youth have been taken on board in the running of the political economic and administrative systems.

She added that the overall mandate of the region is to ensure political, economic, social, and technical empowerment of local population in order to fight poverty by participating in the planning and management of their development process.

She called on ministries, agencies and organisations to consider local people for unskilled employment opportunities their institutions may offer, especially our youth.

The governor boasted that recently, a new Shell service station, opened its doors in Mariental and created job opportunities to the youth, whilst NamPower, in conjunction with other companies, including two, owned by previously disadvantaged women, constructed a 37 megawatt solar plant just outside Mariental, where a sizeable portion of locals have been employed.

Source: Namibia Press Agency