It is high time that leaders stop blaming the outside world, the apartheid era, wars, and other past events for the country’s social challenges and economic downfall says Independent Patriots for Change Councillor for the Walvis Bay Urban Constituency, Deriou Benson. Benson, who is among the youngest leaders elected in the country during the 2020 local authority elections, called on “all young people to find a political home and actively participate in the political affairs of our nation”, while urging the government not to hold back in investing in the development of the youth as future leaders as, according to him, youth are the labour force and the backbone of the country’s economy.