Namibia struggling to cope with unemployment- minister


Erkki Nghimtina, Namibia’s Minister of Labour, Industrial Relations, and Employment Creation, said on Monday that the government was struggling to cope with unemployment as most youths were uneducated and lacked the basic skills needed by industries.

According to the minister, Namibia needs to find ways of decisively deal with unemployment through growing the economy and adopting a fourth generation economy.

He said tha the unemployment rate currently at 28 per cent had affected the most vulnerable groups in the country.

“Unemployment has grown because of a failure by different stakeholders in finding solutions.

“ Namibia needs to put employment creation at the centre of its national policies, create investment incentives and also conjure up public-private partnership,’’ he said.

Nghimtina said that in order to create jobs, Namibia needed to support local enterprise development, lure investment as well as coordinate all sectors including government, labour associations, and educational institutions. (NAN)

-Sep 16, 2019 @18:10 GMT |

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