LÜDERITZ – A group of seven !Nami#Nus constituency youth have established the //Kharas Media House late last year to address the challenge of limited media coverage in the Lüderitz and Aus areas.
“This project is an initiative from the youth of Lüderitz as an effort to provide more media coverage on events, and furthermore inform our residents on announcements that can benefit them on a socio-economic basis,” said spokesperson Micheal Kahiriri during a recent youth empowerment seminar, held at Lüderitz.
Despite the fact that none of the group of four women and three men received any media training, they have been, since inception, conducting the live streaming of newsworthy events on Facebook.
“We have so far covered the strike of Spar employees in Lüderitz – and as you can see, this seminar is streamed live by the //Kharas Media House,” he added proudly.
Kahiriri said they get positive comments from places as far as Windhoek and Ongwediva on their productions.
He also said they are streaming all Lüderitz Town Council meetings live as an intervention to update residents who are unable to attend these meetings due to Covid-19 restrictions.
“They can now, in the comfort of their sitting rooms, be updated accordingly,” he noted.
Kahiriri said they are receiving full support and assistance from the town council, constituency office and the youth ministry.
“Through this, we are able to continue operating,” he said.
Kahiriri also said they are really pushing forward to reach greater heights and become the flagship media house in Lüderitz.
“We are positive that our initiative will reap the required fruits or at least be seen by future generations, who can then continue the good work,” Kahiriri concluded.