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By: Josia Shigwedha

Hundreds of unemployed youth took to the streets of Windhoek this morning demanding a once-off N$250 000 payment to all unemployed individuals to start various projects.

The group also called on Parliament to establish an unemployment fund that would pay out monthly grants. According to the youth, the majority of whom are graduates, also turned up with their curriculum vitae (cvs) demanding employment.

The group led by social activist and Namibia Economic Freedom Fighters (NEFF) Economic Commissar Michael Amushelelo read the seven petitions directed to the ministry of gender, trade, agriculture, fisheries,and sport. The office of the President and Parliament were also set to receive the petitions.

The youth marched from the Katutura youth complex to Zoo Park in town, chanting “We want jobs”, demanding training of entrepreneurs, that fishery products be locally processed to create employment, as well as provide collateral-free funding, among others

Acting-executive director in the ministry of information, communication, and technology, Linda Aipinge-Nakale, received the petition and left Zoo Park without giving any comment.