Government extends internship to private sector

The Ministry of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development says the private sector can benefit from the youth internship programme by requesting for interns to be attached to their companies.

Joseph Mwandidya: Internship programme is aimed at reducing unemployment rate

Principal Secretary Joseph Mwandidya said government could be providing allowance while the interns are working.

“The problem is that we did not conduct enough sensitisation on the programme so the private sector does not understand as they think that once they take interns on board, the burden of paying them will be theirs.

“On the contrary, it is government that will be paying the interns; hence, the need for them to come forward,” he said.

So far, they have engaged 2 227 graduate interns to work in various district councils, ministries, departments and agencies to enable them gain experience.

“We do not have control over where to send them, but we are sending them to institutions that have opened their doors by requesting for the interns.

“We are appealing to other government institutions that still have an opening that can be filled by the interns to come forward and request for the number of interns they want,” he said.

Mwandidya advised all the newly-recruited graduate interns in government institutions throughout the country to report for duties from Monday.

Addressing a news conference in Lilongwe last week. Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development Francis Kasaila said the internship programme is aimed at reducing unemployment rate, especially among the youth.

Government has introduced the internship programme for the youth with financial support from the African Development Bank (AfDB)to enable the youth gain practical experience.

 

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Paradign Shift
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Paradign Shift

How do you reduce unemployment by a temporary intenship that is imposed on institutions. This is just reactionary to Chilima’s 1million jobs pledge.

Challenge Chilima by giving these graduates permanent jobs

kaka ni dada
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kaka ni dada

If you want to reduce unemployment rate then just employ them. For how long are they going to be on internship. Anthu oduka mitu inu!

Manyozo
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Manyozo

Good initiative

WANA
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WANA

Great policy! APM woyeee

Aalex
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Aalex

Tooo late. You realise now that there are people who need to be employed?

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Female Anopheles fenestus

This is the Brainchild of UTM.To all the Internees you awe all this to SKC of UTM vote for him and get permanent jobs.Otherwise this DPP Govt will dump you should they happen to win.why? ans is where were they all this time.some of you graduatedin 2013……. 2019 UTM BOMA whether one likes it or not.
SKC bravo for saying something concerning Land redistribution in Mulanje&Thyolo.Our pipo in these two districts are suffering! in their own country!Unfortunately Dr Ngongoliwa is blind.

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