SPYL central committee meeting to tackle unemployment, drought

Swapo Party Youth League central committee members gathered at the Sam Nujoma Multi-purpose Centre in the Oshana Region on Friday for the second central committee meeting to discuss bread and butter issues faced by Namibians.

Party Vice-President, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, said the discussions come at the right time, however, the youth should remain united if they are to achieve their intended purpose.

Nandi-Ndaitwah made the remarks during the official opening of the central committee meeting held at Ongwediva, saying there should always be time for politics and development for the benefit of the Namibian people.

According to Nandi-Ndaitwah, it is now time to work hard for the interest of the Namibian youth.

‘I was carried by young people during the congress, and we need to continue to work together to meet the aspirations of the young people who elect us,’ she said.

Speaking at the same occasion, SPYL Secretary Ephraim Nekongo indicated that the meeting will amongst others discuss youth unemployment, wa
ter issues and drought.

Nekongo also stressed that they want the Swapo party leadership to ensure that young people are included in leadership, saying that young people should be given an opportunity to sit at the leadership table.

‘We are not asking to be wheelbarrowed in, but to be fairly considered for leadership. The Swapo Party Women’s Council did it, why not the youth?’ he asked.

He stated that they want to be in Parliament and become ministers, and requested the party leadership to give them the opportunity as they have proven that they are capable.

Nekongo also told the gathering that there will be no extra-ordinary congress as suggested by many, as the party has already elected its presidential candidate for the 2024 election.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency