McLeod-Katjirua said the country is faced with problems such as rampant unemployment, object poverty, critical food insecurity and skills deficit, among others.
“We need to work together in order to achieve the popular objective,” she said.
The governor said she has an open-door policy aimed at encouraging members of the public to interact with the governor’s office on issues affecting their communities.
Meanwhile, Windhoek West Constituency Councillor, Shikwetepo Haindongo echoed the governor’s sentiment, saying Namibia is confronted on a daily basis with problems of unemployment, poverty, food insecurity and skills deficit.
“Take a walk in the slums of Okahandja Park in Windhoek, you will find that what you see there is exactly what you left in outskirt slums in Gobabis and extension of slums in Keetmanshoop, Rundu among others.
The same situation you will find in all slums around Namibia – the situation of hunger, poverty and unemployment, among others,” he said.
A slum, as defined by the United Nations, is a run-down area of a city characterised by substandard housing, squalor, and lacking in tenure security.