The Minister of Youth, National Service, Sport and Culture, Jerry Ekandjo, on Saturday urged young Namibians to join politics. He was addressing a gathering in Rundu in honour of the country's 23 independence anniversary.
"The youth must be interested in politics because it gives one the opportunity to express yourself. Politics rule this country and you as the youth are expected to run the politics of this country one day," said Ekandjo.
He urged the youth to uphold the peace and independence of the country. "The country can only develop if there is peace, therefore you must live in harmony to maintain it," he said.
Ekandjo also urged schools to do their part by not sending away children who do not have school uniforms. "Do not send away the children, we need to educate the children. Government is pumping a lot of money into education."
"Youngsters should study hard so that they can manufacture products out of the natural resources of our country. This country is blessed with so many resources like diamonds, copper, uranium, gold and many more. Until when will we keep on exporting our resources to other countries," Ekandjo asked.
"It is unacceptable that the country is rich while its people are poor. The poverty people are enduring was done deliberately by the whites so that the blacks can work for them," he said.