Make real impact-Ndaitwah tells EU commissioners
BY JO-MARIE ORTNER
DEPUTY Prime Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah says there is need for an open discussion between the rich and the poor on the issue of unemployment in the country as it is affecting the young people.
Nandi-Ndaitwah uttered these remarks while speaking at State House during a high-level visit by two European Commissioners (EU), Jutta Urpilainen and Thierry Breton.
“If we want to introduce more employment creation projects then we need to help develop the economy.
Agriculture, tourism, fishing, and mining are the four sectors the country runs on. Energy, water, education and health are important enablers because we need them to help generate more jobs. Enablers added with the four sectors the country runs on will help empower people and help them generate their own income and to build their own houses,” she said.
Addressing the EU commissioners, Nandi-Ndaitwah said, “When you give support make sure it makes a real impact and that you can account for progress made.
“The EU needs to assist with the value addition which will lead to the production otherwise projects will be left uncompleted and no job creation will take place.
Skill development especially vocational training and exchange programmes have to take place in order for local people to better understand operations,” she said.
Speaking at the same occasion, President Hage Geingob said though investors, visitors and tourists are longed-for within the Namibian borders, Africa is impartial about the partnership proposed by the European Union (EU) after the EU’s involvement in the Ukraine and Russia war.
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