NYS transformed my life – Nekwaya
By Confidente Reporter
LOCAL entrepreneur Nekwaya Erastus Etuna has expressed his contentment on how the National Youth Service (NYS) transformed his life for good after he received services from the organisation for 12 years.
Speaking to Confidente this week, Nekwaya highlighted that, the organisation changed him from zero to hero.
“I joined NYS IN 2008, and l was the first person in the intake to be chosen. I went for the service for three months and l was doing metal fabrication then l proceeded to level two. I remember very well that after the course most of our colleagues went to do different jobs such as teaching and policing and they are very successful now.
“When l finished with my course l started working for a Chinese company and l worked there for many years. I am lucky to be one of those people that opened their own companies. This all happened in 2018 l registered my own company (fabrication and building houses),” he explained.
Nekwaya said that all the materials that he used in order for him to start his own company were provided by NYS.
“NYS made me to be a very successful person. I benefited a lot after the training because l was able to be on another level. Everything was like manna from heaven because it was for free. There is free education, food, accommodation… everything was just for free during that time,” he said.
He went on to encourage people to join NYS programmes: “I don’t think anyone will reject this opportunity, it is worth it and you will not regret. During my time at NYS doing my courses, I worked for a Chinese company and we were given contracts that enabled us to construct Triumphant Hospital in Opuwo which has eight rooms and also constructed one in Keetmanshoop and now we are working at Central Hospital in Windhoek,” said Nekwaya.