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Interview: Gabriel Eigowab On The Omitara Youth Organization

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Gabriel Eigowab, member of the Omitara Youth Organization, discussed the group’s goals and upcoming launch in an interview with Future Media. Covering a range of topics, from educational initiatives to combating social issues, Eigowab emphasized the organization’s commitment to improving the lives of Omitara’s youth.

About the Omitara Youth Organization

The Omitara Youth Organization is a voluntary group open to all residents of Omitara aged 18 and above. Its primary aim is to address local issues such as high illiteracy rates, substance abuse, and lack of vocational opportunities. He explained that the organization was formed after several meetings among the youth, who identified key areas needing attention in their community.

Motivations and Objectives

The formation of the organization was driven by the urgent need to tackle various socio-economic challenges. Illiteracy and school dropouts are rampant, prompting the organization to advocate for the establishment of a craft center or vocational school. Additionally, the group aims to address substance abuse by engaging at-risk youth in regular, positive activities to prevent them from falling into destructive behaviors.

Key Issues and Initiatives

  1. Educational Support: The organization plans to advocate for educational facilities and support for youth who have dropped out of school.
  2. Substance Abuse: They aim to create social programs to help youth avoid drugs and alcohol.
  3. Housing and Land Issues: Many young people in Omitara live with their parents due to a lack of housing. The organization seeks solutions to secure land and housing for the youth.
  4. Teenage Pregnancy: Recognizing the serious issue of teenage pregnancy, the organization will work closely with adolescents to provide education and support.
  5. Voter Education: To encourage civic participation, the group plans to launch a campaign to get young people registered and voting.

 Call for Support

Eigowab extended an open invitation to NGOs, the government, and the business community to support the organization’s initiatives. He emphasized the importance of collaboration in addressing the community’s challenges and achieving the organization’s goals.

Message to Namibian Youth

In closing, Gabriel delivered a powerful message to the youth of Namibia: “The country is in our hands. If we don’t start acting now, we will never have a say tomorrow. Let’s take the decision and go register to vote, and vote wisely.”


The Omitara Youth Organization represents a proactive effort by the youth of Omitara to create positive change in their community. With its official launch imminent, the organization looks forward to making significant strides in addressing local issues and empowering the youth.

Stay tuned to Future Media’s news bulletins on 99FM, Fresh FM, Radio Wave, and Nova for further updates on this inspiring initiative.


Written by: Leonard Witbeen

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