Our country has been independent for 23 years. That is enough time for these ‘struggle kids’ to have pursued a good education or vocational training of some sort.
As a student at Unam [University of Namibia], I have come across students at the university who were also born in exile, and who made a plan to get loans and study for a better future. My question is, where were these other so called ‘struggle kids’ while the rest were securing their future?
It is so unfair that people get to loaf around their whole life and when they see that the going is getting tough they decide to go on strike in order to get things for free.
As a ‘born free’, I too struggle day to day. I don’t come from a well-off family but I am trying to get myself through school and so are many other young people. You see students everyday who have graduated with degrees and masters sitting idle at home, not getting jobs and no one is thinking of making jobs available for them. Yet when the ‘struggle kids’ who have no experience whatsoever ask for jobs the government jumps to create those jobs.
What is going on in this country is breaking my heart. This is not right. It is a really bad example and it just makes one wonder if all Namibian resources are only for the people who were part of ‘the struggle’.
And if so, then I think its high time we ‘born frees’ and jobless graduates start raising our own demands due to our suffering because seemingly one doesn’t have to work hard anymore to get somewhere. All you have to do is get a mob who are in agreement and strike.
Furthermore, we ask for jobs in a civilised manner and our pleas for jobs are just landing on deaf ears; but maybe if we cause havoc and mayhem by striking and what-not, then they will be ready to listen. The government is really creating monsters, I tell you.