The Office of the President yesterday announced the appointment of three new assistants at State House to fill vacant positions.
A brief statement by the press secretary in the presidency, Albertus Aochamub, said that President Hage Geingob has appointed former Nanso secretary general Sharonice Busch, former Swapo Party Youth League central committee member Wensel Mavara and Tuli Garoës, the daughter of the late former Swapo secretary general Moses Garoëb.
Garoës worked in the ministry of trade.
“In the case of Ms Busch and Ms Garoës these are straightforward appointments while Mr Mavara is on secondment from the Ministry of Environment and Tourism,” Aochamub said in the statement.
“It is important to underscore the fact that youth unemployment is a challenge the country has to deal with and while mass employment might not be a possibility at this time, every small step counts.”
Conveying the president’s message, Aochamub said institutions in the public and private sectors are expected to play their part in arresting rampant youth unemployment. The three new assistants were not unemployed, though.
Busch, 25, started off as a student politician, serving two terms as speaker of the Children’s Parliament between 2005 and 2008. She also served as the assistant coordinator of the National Youth Council’s international relations and stakeholder engagement portfolio and also on the Advisory Council of Education until 2012.
Mavara, 37, served as a board member of the National Youth Council. Prior to his appointment, he worked as a ranger for nine years in the Ministry of Environment and Tourism.
Garoës joined the office mid-October 2015 after a brief stint as an entrepreneur. Prior to that she worked as a trade promotion executive at the ministry of trade.