Youth urged to take over economic fight

Namibian Judge President Deputy Chief Justice Petrus Damaseb has urged the youth to take over the baton and fight for economic independence.

Damaseb was speaking during the celebrations of the 25th Anniversary of the Walvis Bay re-intergration into Namibia here on Saturday.

'Our fathers sacrificed their lives to fight for the political independence, but political independence means nothing without economic emancipation,' he added.

The deputy chief justice also emphasised the need to create employement to help eleviate the ecinomy.

'It is not a secret that Walvis Bay like any other town in Namibia is faced with social evils like, hunger, HIV/Aids and unemployment.

However I am very delighted to see that we have finishing companies that embark on value addition and in so doing create much needed employment.'

The event was held under the theme: 'Walvis Bay, the pulse of the Namibia economy'.

Walvis Bay Mayor Alderman Immanuel Wilfried in his speech appreciated those who contributed to the reintergration of Walvis Bay addi that their efforts have not gone unnotice.

'There are many heroes whose contributions were key in

restoring Walvis Bay to her rightful owners, namely the

Namibian people.

That history is well documented and we are extremely proud of the role played by so many Namibians in making sure justice was done at the end of the day,' Wilfried said.

The event kicked off with a parade and was preceded by other festivities a music show.

Source: Namibia Press Agency