_: WINDHOEK: Twenty-one unemployed youth from the Afrikaner Traditional Authority yesterday received certificates after an entrepreneurship skills’ training course facilitated by the Institute for Management and Leadership Training (IMLT).
The two-week course forms part of an eight-week programme which will include training on capacity-building, leadership training and community development.
Speaking at the handing-over of the certificates, chief of the Afrikaner Traditional Authority Isak Gowaseb said the aim of the training was to bring unemployed youth from the clan into the mainstream of the Namibian economy.
He said that it is important for the role that young people can play as agents for change and innovators in the business sector, and to be recognized, adding that such recognition can encourage sustainable development, economic growth and the alleviation of poverty.
IMLT facilitator Luke Kutondokua explained that the youth need to acquire much-needed tools to enable them to effectively plan for their development needs.
The Albino Association of Namibia yesterday received a financial boost of N.dollars 23 100 from female Namibian Police Force (NamPol) officers who served on United Nations’ Peace-Keeping Missions in Darfur and South Sudan.
The handing over took place at the Police Sports Hall in Olympia during the official welcome-back ceremony of the 31 female NamPol officers.
NamPol Detective Inspector Hilya Haipumbu handed over the donation to Albino Association of Namibia president Joseph Ndinomupya and his deputy Warde Kambabi.
Haipumbu informed the gathering that the money was contributed by individual contingent members from the allowances they received while serving on the United Nations’ Missions in Darfur and South Sudan.
NamPol has been sending members to participate in peace-keeping missions under the mandate of the United Nations and/or African Union (AU) since the year 2000.