Ghanzi district twins up with Sweden to empower local youth

YEE Gantsi District Council senior economist Mphala Pic Kabo Mpaetona
YEE Gantsi District Council senior economist Mphala Pic Kabo Mpaetona

Ghantsi municipality has twined up with its Swedish counterpart, Ale, to embark on a youth empowerment program that sees local young people, mainly from Ghanzi’s rural settlements acquiring some advanced entrepreneurship skills that would in the shot to long term benefit the local people.

Started in 2013, the program has already benefitted 30 young people, all unemployed and out of school, and the plan is to roll the initiative to the larger Ghanzi District society.

William Mphala, principal economist at Gansti District Council says his District Council was competing for the slot to partner with the Swedish municipality with other resource rich districts such as Chobe, and Ngamiland, but at the end Ghanzi’s presentation won, paving the way for the partnership that has since seen reciprocal visits between Ghantsi and Ale towns.

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