Minister of Labour, Youth and Manpower Development, Francis Kasaila has said by end of this year every district in the country would have a functional community technical college to help train the youth in skills development.
He was speaking after inspecting the rehabilitation works of old Nkhata Bay District Hospital which is being turned into a Community Technical College.
Kasaila said the youth are desperate for skills development hence the need to have a functional community technical college in every district.
“We have pledged that, come this year end, we should have community technical college in each district so that youths train in skills development,” the Minister pointed out.
He said most the youth in the country migrate to South Africa for jobs without any skills hence they get harassed by their employers.
Kasaila noted that skilled youth could find decent jobs in South Africa and other countries and would be remitting funds into the country.
“We need to train our youth so that when they are migrating to South Africa and other countries, they should be able to remit funds for investments in the country,” he said.
The Minister cited Ethiopia as a country which being developed by Ethiopians working in diaspora and are able to remit funds to develop their country.
Senior Chief Mkumbira said is overwhelmed with number of youth who come to his office looking for a person identification letter to present at Immigration Office for passport application.
“Every day I receive a lot of youth looking forpersonal identification letters so that they should apply for passports to migrate to other countries like South Africa,” he disclosed.
Mkumbira explained that the number of youth migrating to South Africa would reduce with the coming in of the community technical college.
The rehabilitation of the old hospital into the new Nkhata Bay Community Technical College is being financed by Government and European Union (EU).
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