Ndonga Linena youth initiate Ghupampi Day

31 July 2019 | Youth

The youth of Ndonga Linena constituency in the Kavango East Region are planning “a day of hard work”, to be known as Ghupampi Day.

The event is scheduled for 28 September at Shitemo Combined School.

According to the chairperson of the steering committee, Haushiku Kemba, the initiative is in response to an appeal by constituency councillor Petrus Kavhura, who urged the youth of his constituency to assist in developing their communities instead of waiting for government interventions.

Ndonga Linena constituency, like other constituencies in Kavango East, grapples with problems such as a lack of rural electrification and water supply, as well as a high unemployment rate and extreme poverty.

Kemba said they took the call of their constituency councillor to heart and started with preparations for Ghupampi Day.

Kemba said the event would create a platform where graduates and other successful people from the constituency would inspire the youth to succeed in life.

Kemba said Ghupampi Day is also about giving back to the community by making donations to those in need.

“The key objectives of the event are to bring together graduates, successful people from that village and offer motivational talks and career guidance to the youth. Ghupampi Day will also offer a platform for the people from the villages to give back to their communities, especially schools,” Kemba said.

Entrepreneurs will get an opportunity to showcase their products at an exhibition aimed at creating a culture of entrepreneurship in local communities.

The committee plans to make the day an annual event hosted by a different village every year.

About 150 regional and traditional leaders have expressed unterest in participating.

Kavhura applauded the initiative, saying that the youth should be at the forefront of initiating development programmes and ways to improve their lives because the government cannot do it alone.

“The government has done a great job thus far to make sure that basic needs are covered; however, as individuals there are still things that can be done with our own resources to make sure people's lives are improved,” Kavhura said.

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