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Gazza seeks help to deal with graduate unemployment

Namibian artist and the ambassador for Education at the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture of Namibia, Lazarus Gazza Shiimi is seeking help and for possible solutions on how to deal with graduate unemployment in Namibia.

He took to twitter and asked his followers to give him ideas on how he can alleviate the high graduate unemployment rate.

The artist and business man said he is willing to engage the government on the issue but also highlighted that it is difficult to speak to the private sector about graduate unemployment in Namibia.

Some of his fans also gave ideas on how Gazza can help with graduate unemployment in Namibia. One tweeter user suggested he organises lectures and workshops that empower the youth with ideas on how to make themselves employable and how they can start businesses.

About 37% of the working population was unemployed in 2017. This was revealed in a report, titled ‘Status of the Namibian Economy’, compiled by the National Planning Commission (NPC) for the Office of the President that was issued in 2018. Namibia’s unemployment rate was roughly at 37,3 % in 2017, up from 34% in 2016 and 28% recorded in 2014, by the Namibia Labour Force Survey (NLFS) of the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA).If Gazza is serious about this, he can involve many stakeholders to solve the issue and look for a Namibian solution. This could also be a part of his Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and a means to give back to his community.

Shona Ngavahttps://unwrap.online
Shona Ngava is a music journalist, educator, and blogger who aims to share more insight on how music impacts the average listener. He has worked previously for the Namibian Sun as a journalist and has done countless reviews of many albums and singles focusing specifically on the Namibian music scene. He is the host of the only show on radio that is dedicated to album reviews and music critiquing in Namibia. He works at the community radio station of the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) called NUST FM. He is currently the Programming and Music Director the radio station and is responsible finding the right music for the station and audio and radio production at NUST FM. Shona Ngava has 5 years experience within the print and broadcasting industries and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Communications Technology. He is passionate about the entertainment industry and elevating and taking it to better heights. He believes in equal treatment of artists and making sure their stories are told all the time every time hence he is a contributor for unwrap.online. Besides Journalism, Shona Ngava's other interests lie in artist management, social media marketing and talent management and brand management.


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