Impossible to employ all 4 000 interns, says Labour minister Kandodo
Minister of Labour Ken Kandodo has told a grouping of graduate interns who demanded an outright employment in the civil service after undergoing internship program for about two years that that it is impossible to employ all interns.
Kandodo said this when he engaged the executive committee of the interns to iron out the issues after the grouping has been threatening to organise demonstrations at Capital Hill in a bid to force the government to employ over 4000 of them that participated in the internship program them with an argument that they have gained the much needed experience to deliver.
But the minister stressed that employment in the civil service is based on availability of resources which determines the number of people to be recruited at a particular time and that that laws do not provide for handpicking of employees in the civil service.
Kandodo also maintained that the next internship program which was supposed to commence on the 3rd of this month has been shifted to 1 October 2020 explaining that because of Covid-19 pandemic, people are working on shifts and from home hence interns may not find mentors in the offices.
The interns are also pushing for increment on their monthly allowance for the incoming new interns from current K80 000 per month to at least K150 000 arguing that Covid-19 has led to the doubling of transport fares and other amenities.
The grouping also pleading for fair treatment from their supervisors in various establishments saying majority of them have been mistreated when seeking knowledge and experience in their posted establishments.
Meanwhile, Chairperson of the grouping Gerald Masebo said they were satisfied the the dialogue the responses from the Ministry.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :
These interns are very lazy and the most stupid i have ever seen. They are always failing at interviews…..most of them thats why they want an easy way into employment……..they must go for jnterviews and compete with others……..osangoti kulowa chamutu. Nop! Tamvana ma intern?? Work hard work hard boys and girls….. we are also hearing that mukupanga mwano…… sizikuthandizani. Lemekezani mabwana anu…..zanu zizayenda mukapanga masewela, omwewo ndi amene azapange bad appraisal yanu.
Tonse drama group: directed by comedian Chakwera; They promised 1 miliom jobs only to change tune and say Malawians should start businesses to employ themselves. They promised a 14 to 20 member cabinet only to appoint 33 ministers with 28 vehicles on each Minister’s convoy. They promised to hold independence celebrations at Bingu stadium for 20000 people only to hold it at Kamuzu barracks for 100 people. But money for 20000 people event was eaten anyway! They promised universal fertilizer subsidy only to give us targeted fertilizer. They promised K100,000.00 tax free on salary only to ask us to wait… Read more »
Tilembeni ntchito mabwana
Government is the biggest employer and if it can not take 4000 where will these interns go. Remember you said you will create 1million jobs..I thought that was ambitious. But one silly thing about job centres yet we have labour office where people go to look for employment. Do you tell me that because you have renamed them às job centres then it will attract employers.
It is better to tell the truth now to the youth than going around the point. Our economy can’t employ 1mil youth ( jobs) in 6months. Truth pains.
What kind of internship goes on for 3 years
Thats a good question. Internerships help students to have a taste in working environment and not to be like a secondment. These students will look at that as a job offer to them. Now they are demanding a salary increase, wow!! Interns take these opportunities to develop your skills and not buy a house. Your experience will bear fruits in future
Ambiri amangoyenda mma field. They were not learning anything
Tonse Alliance government will not fulfil any of their campaign promises. Universal fertiliser subsidy has already failed; one million jobs has also failed. Nepotism is rising; rule of law has failed. We have the worst government ever.
You must have been bewitched or you are just playing with Words. What is your definition of ‘worst government ‘ ?
I million jobs will be created, but will not be filled through handpicking, but rather on merit, otherwise we will still have the Gerald Violas who know nothing about management or food reserves to be the CEOs at NFR. Nedbank of South Africa has a slogan which says “see money differently”. This means the way things have been happening in the past will not be the same now. Most of the 1 million jobs will be in the informal sector, but these interns when recruited will not be working in the informal sector. So, their recruitment requires proper screening of… Read more »
People can’t differentiate a million jobs and 4000 govt interns? How pathetic. We really need to improve education standards in th3 country.