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January 25, 2012

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Namibia – 25 Jan 2012 –

The Prime Minister said government was also working towards offering training to the Kupferberg population.

Nahas Angula believes that the solution to the Kupferbeg situation does not only lie in cash for work but in skills training to enable them to work for themselves.

The group said they were forced by circumstances to eat at the dump site.

One of them, Angelo van Staden only managed to go as far as Grade 10, which he did not pass.

He said efforts to enroll with the Namibia College of Open Learning also did not work out because he did not have money.

Van Starden has since been scavenging from the dumping site for 15 years.

However, Prime Minister Nahas Angula encouraged them to also consider taking opportunities government was offering them to go back to training institutions, as some of them do have certain skills that just needed to be developed.

Those who also do not have money to pay for their children’s school fees, have also been called upon to give such information to their constituency councilors or to the Deputy Prime Minister’s office. Read original article