Traditional leaders as custodians of cultures and traditions of traditional communities must work hand in hand with the government: SaaraKuugongelwa-Amadhila

Traditional leaders as custodians of cultures and traditions of traditional communities must work hand in hand with the government to curb the evil practices of gender-based violence (GBV).

This call was made by Prime Minister (PM) SaaraKuugongelwa-Amadhila yesterday while addressing the 2019 Batshara annual cultural festival at Sangwali in the Lyamboloma Constituency of the Zambezi Region.

She explained that the incidences of GBV perpetrated against mainly women and the girl child must be condemned by all and that it is a duty for every Namibian to value others and to protect their counterparts.

The premier further urged traditional authorities (TAs) to continue supporting government efforts of ensuring that all children do attend school and obtain skills, which can be used to develop the communities.

She said the country is experiencing skills shortages in the rural communities, adding that the government has committed to expand vocational and technical institutions across all regions, and that coupled with that, Government offers universal education from Grade 1 to 12 and provide financial support to the youth to acquire tertiary education at higher education institutions.

Source: Namibia Press Agency