Tsumeb – On 05 December 2023, Tsumeb will host a summit focusing on reducing youth unemployment by connecting jobless youth with potential employers. Organized by the office of Tsumeb constituency councillor Gottlieb Ndjendjela and a group of unemployed youth, the summit will primarily target individuals aged 18 to 35.
According to Namibian Press Agency (NAMPA), in an interview with Nampa on Monday, the event aims to facilitate interactions between young job seekers and businesses operating or planning to operate in the Tsumeb constituency. Following last year’s summit, various positive outcomes were reported, including a notable N.dollars 3 million donation from Dundee Precious Metals for an agricultural project aimed at providing employment to young people in the area. Ndjendjela highlighted the employment of many young individuals by local companies like Dundee, which significantly contributed to mine revamping and community cleaning campaigns. Carlos Leonard, one of the youths who proposed the summit, emphasized its importance in building strong connections between the youth and key stakeholders, aiming to address the challenges of unemployment and social issues like drug and alcohol abuse among the local youth.