FirstRand Namibia and Ohorongo Cement Empower Opuwo Youth with Business Skills

OPUWO – Twenty-five young individuals in Opuwo have been equipped with brickmaking and business skills, thanks to a joint initiative by the FirstRand Namibia Foundation Trust and Ohorongo Cement. This training, conducted at the Opuwo Urban Constituency office last week, is part of a broader effort to foster economic growth in Namibia.
According to Namibia Press Agency (NAMPA), the initiative aligns with the country’s need for advanced technical and vocational skills, particularly in the construction sector. Participants received starter packs including essential tools and materials to launch their own businesses. The collaboration, valued at over N.dollars 300,000, aims to enable the youth of Opuwo to contribute to community development and regional investment. Minister of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development Lucia Iipumbu, in a statement, lauded the initiative for its potential to address unemployment and empower the community sustainably.