THE youth will need to have access to property, venture capital and other resources to become fully fledged leaders of the future.
Ohangwena Regional Governor, Walde Ndevashiya said that the new dawn is here and the regional government should not only appear to be supporting the development of youth enterprise, but they must be seen actively supporting them.
Ndevashiya, while revealing regional economic development plans, said that there must be a deliberate and legitimate effort to support and help young entrepreneurs in their march towards gaining a secure foothold in the national economy as contributors.
“We will establish platforms that will enable the youth to express and foster their own innovative ideas and create facilities for them to create commercial value out of their ideas,” he said.
In addition, Ndevashiya pointed out that the regional authority will work on modalities to ensure that specific projects are reserved for youth entrepreneurs and those specific tender specifications and requirements are in line with their capabilities.
Ndevashiya added that the regional council will engage in an auditing exercise aimed at the establishment of a skills pool that will be used to harness and invest in local intellectual capital.
Ndevashiya gave the assurance that the project will be set in motion soon.