Ohangwena governor commends WAD

EENHANA: Ohangwena regional governor, Usko Nghaamwa says the people of Namibia and the government fully support Women’s Action for Development (WAD)’s efforts to uplift the standards of many Namibians.

Speaking on the occasion of WAD Ohangwena Field Day and graduation of 154 WAD trainees at Eenhana in the region last Thursday, Nghaamwa noted that WAD is uplifting standards of people through training interventions in socioeconomic and socio-political fields.

“The graduation that we are witnessing here today is yet another milestone meant to complement the government towards socioeconomic and social upliftment of the Namibian people, especially the most disadvantaged ones,” the governor cited.

He went on to say disadvantaged people barely find opportunities to make an impact in their lives in a positive and dignified way.

According to Nghaamwa, many people, especially the youth tend to resort to undignified means to earn a living when they fail to find opportunities, which is a negative step sending bad reputation of the communities and nation as a whole.

He viewed WAD’s initiative of training unemployed young people to become knowledgeable and skilled as a mechanism to offer the opportunities and reduce poverty through employment creation for most of unemployed youth.

The Ohangwena regional governor believes that after acquiring knowledge and skills, unemployed young people will be able to establish their own small scale businesses as well as investing in knowledge and skills development of the nation.

He noted the WAD graduates have been given foundational knowledge to run community projects and, as such, he encouraged them to consider employment creation by establishing projects.

Nghaamwa also called on the graduates to approach the regional council for advices and references for successful establishment of their income-generating projects.

WAD graduates are said to have acquired both theoretical and practical skills in the fields of, among others, computer literacy, office administration, needlework and hospitality and tourism.