Angula urges youth to be active in AIDS fight

Angula urges youth to be active in AIDS fight

HIGHER Education Minister Nahas Angula has called on youth in the Karas Region to get more involved in HIV-AID prevention campaigns.

Launching an HIV-AIDS Awareness Training Week at Keetmanshoop last week, Angula appealed to teachers to support youth involved in the ‘Window of Hope’ and ‘My Future is my Choice’ programmes not to look for financial rewards. Angula said the last HIV prevalence rate report among pregnant women recorded a drop in Keetmanshoop, Windhoek, Walvis Bay, Swakopmund, Engela (Ohangwena) and Nankudu (Kavango) while there was also a drop in death rates nationally.Also speaking at the occasion, Mayor of Keetmanshoop, Simon Petrus Tiboth, remarked that education was the most potent weapon against HIV and a collective effort was the key to success.”Therefore the time for rhetorical arguments and victim blaming has passed.Now is the time for action,” he said.The Karas Regional Director of Education, August Mungunda, urged the youth to abstain from sex.”Abstain from sex, choose to say no,” he advised the youth.Angula said the last HIV prevalence rate report among pregnant women recorded a drop in Keetmanshoop, Windhoek, Walvis Bay, Swakopmund, Engela (Ohangwena) and Nankudu (Kavango) while there was also a drop in death rates nationally.Also speaking at the occasion, Mayor of Keetmanshoop, Simon Petrus Tiboth, remarked that education was the most potent weapon against HIV and a collective effort was the key to success.”Therefore the time for rhetorical arguments and victim blaming has passed.Now is the time for action,” he said.The Karas Regional Director of Education, August Mungunda, urged the youth to abstain from sex.”Abstain from sex, choose to say no,” he advised the youth.

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