President Hifikepunye Pohamba has urged the youth to develop a culture of reading and to make more use of information and resources centres available to them.
Pohamba who was speaking at the inauguration of the Ohangwena-Helao Nafidi Regional Library yesterday said that libraries have brought information to the doorsteps of communities and that knowledge is power.
“Let us access it and use it to improve our lives and contribute to the socio-economic development of our country,” he said.
He also commended the efforts of the Ministry of Education and Millennium Challenge Account Namibia (MCA) who played vital roles in the creation of the centre.
The president hopes that this centre can be one of many that further Namibia’s goal to reaching Vision 2030, in a time where access to information is at the centre of all modern economies.
Pohamba also hopes that this centre is one of many that will aid in spreading access to information across the country.
“We are now focusing on ensuring that these services are made available in order to promote the creation of a knowledge based society” he said.