Ndonga Linena youth introduce ‘Ghupampi day’

Youth from the Ndonga Linena Constituency will from his year on celebrate Ghupampi Day translated as 'Day of Hard Work' every year at various villages within the constituency.

The day will be celebrated annually on 28 September.

This was discussed at a meeting the young people held in Rundu Gaga Guest House on Saturday evening together with the constituency councilor Petrus Kavhura.

Chairperson of the committee who came up with Ghupampi Day HaushikuKemba said Kavhura who is the first councilor of Ndonga Linena constituency encouraged the youth when he took office in 2015 to take an active role in the development of the constituency.

Especially in the areas of entrepreneurship, innovation and giving back to their community.

Following this call, the youth came up with this day with the aim of celebrating achievements within the constituency and to encourage the younger generation to work hard in order to achieve their life dreams, Kemba said.

He further explained that the event will every year bring together graduates as well as people who have succeeded in various areas from that constituency who will offer motivational talks and career guidance to the youth.

Plenary discussions will be conducted on issues affecting the constituency through engagements with principals of various schools and village headmen.

Donations will also be given to schools going through extreme challenges Kemba said adding that recommendations will also be provided on how to develop a certain school or community.

On his part, the constituency councilor said all in all the concept of Ghupampi Day is about development.

Development is about changing people's lives from where they are to where their quality of life should improve, Kavhura said.

Government alone he said and its resources have done a great job thus far to make sure that basic needs are covered.

However, he said as individuals there are still things that can be done with own resources to make sure that people's lives are improved.

Some people call this meeting government halfway. So these are just some of the programs or projects we can do as a community, the councilor said.

Source: Namibia Press Agency