Malawi Community Colleges receive China backing

An eight member delegation,  comprising engineers and various building experts from the People’s Republic of China, are in the country to conduct feasibility study for the construction of 5 Community Colleges.

The Chinese delegation in support of Community Colleges

The Chinese delegation in support of Community Colleges

Prof Dingh speaking with Minister Henry Mussa

Prof Dingh speaking with Minister Henry Mussa

Speaking when the delegation paid a courtesy call on Tuesday, Minister of Labour and Manpower Development Henry Mussa commended the Chinese government for being the real friend in time of need.

The five colleges which China will support will be built in Mzimba, Nsanje, Mangochi, Mulanje, and Ntcheu.

During the function, leader of the delegation, Professor Mrs Ding Chi Juan commended Malawi Government for the initiative.

The delegation will be in the country for a month.

President Peter Mutharika officially launched CommunityTechnical Colleges concept with an aim of addressing employment problems amongst the youths.

Mutharika has been asking Malawi youths to change their mindset and recognize that it is not only white collar jobs that will develop the country.

According to the Malawi leader,  technical and vocational jobs are important means of development and self sufficient because they provide and achieve a turnaround in poverty indicators.

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6 thoughts on “Malawi Community Colleges receive China backing”

  1. Little Bwana says:

    Let’s say, as an example, that one of the vocational trades offered at one of these new community colleges is land surveying (mapping geographical changes, distance, soil composition, potential for erosion…). A skilled land surveyor could be employed by construction, engineering, or pavement companies. But do we live in an economic climate which encourages small businesses to grow and big businesses to come to Malawi? Businesses, by the way, that will need to hire a construction company, which by the way will need to hire a land surveyor. See where I’m going?

    Now for less barking and a little more bite…

    Nothing in politics is a gift. These vocational colleges may not be presented as a loan by the Chinese, but there will be an expectation of a return on their investment in some way. This is how money in politics works. Usually in the form of political favors or the winning of bids for government contracts. And it’s a little (a lot?) hypocritical for the Chinese to talk of boosting Malawian vocational labor when they themselves are famous for not employing Malawian labor, but rather importing their own labor from China.

  2. DPP Thugs Government says:

    Where will those people work? It’s useless to skill more people without plans for job creation. Those colleges will never change anything unless so called government create environment for job creation. Otherwise, Malawi will be Malawi forever with 90% of absolute poverty

  3. B.Manda says:

    zowonadi yonse aja zii boma ndi boma osamalimbana nalo kwambiri umangoipitsa mbiri. 2019 DPP bomaaaa.

  4. Eduardo Happy says:

    Technical colleges are a game changer in Malawi, mark my words. Malawi will never be the same. I think APM is on the right track because he is strategic. Za megetsi mukuona bwanji azanga? APM woyeeeeee!

  5. ANALYST says:

    If this delegation is here just to conduct feasibility studies of “where to construct” the colleges, then Malawi is a shameful country! You mean Malawians cant know which place is suitable for a community college? It has to take someone from China just to tell us that we have to construct a college at such and such a place?????

  6. Kwachaaaaaaaaaaa says:

    Wa masomphenya ndi wa masomphenya basi. Enawa a chi na Judas Iscariot ndi ma Jesebel Juliene onse masiku ano angoti ziii ngati akumetedwa ma plan onse ofuna kumugwetsa APM atafoila bambo.

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