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Sitting idle at home is not an option says industrious youth

Sitting idle at home is not an option says industrious youth

Nicolaus Sinkumba, from Siurungu Village in the Kavango West Region recently started his Siurungu (Nikos) Brick Project last year from the little money he raised from doing general electrical work.

Sinkumba said he refuses to sit idle at home as an unemployed youth, that is why he ventured into this income-generating project. Sinkumba said he was inspired by the will to eradicate unemployment in his village hence the move to venture in his brick manufacturing trade.

For his brick-making initiative Sinkumba also received a donation of materials from the Kavango West Regional Council’s micro-finance scheme programme. The donation included bags of cement, wheelbarrows, a water tank, spades and rolls of fence valued at N$45000.

“I will make good use of the materials received and bring about changes at the village as I want to expanded the project to a large scale brick supplier,” he added.

He urged his fellow youth to follow suit by being fully committed to any thing they work on, because through hard work, you can achieve anything you want.


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Mandisa Rasmeni

Mandisa Rasmeni has worked as reporter at the Economist for the past five years, first on the entertainment beat but now focussing more on community, social and health reporting. She is a born writer and she believes education is the greatest equalizer. She received her degree in Journalism at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) in June 2021. . She is the epitome of perseverance, having started as the newspaper's receptionist in 2013.