Minister Kandodo challenges Institute to help Tonse create 1 million jobs

Minister of Labour Ken Kandodo has challenged human resources (HR) professionals to play  a part by supporting  government’s agenda of creating one million jobs in one year.

Kandodo: Unemployment is a big problem

The minister said this on Monday during the Institute of People Management in Malawi (IPMM) Annual Lakeshore Conference in Mangochi.

The conference was held under the theme ‘Professionalism, Ethical Behaviour and Integrity in Human Resource Practice.”

In his speech, Kandodo said  the Tonse Alliance led government is currently in the processing of creating one million jobs, hence HR professionals have to ensure that they are supporting government  in the job creation agenda.

He said: I must admit that  unemployment is a big issue in our country. But I can assure you that government is creating an agenda that will help to create more jobs.

“But much as we are doing this, let me implore the HR practitioners to help by creating spaces within their workplaces to create jobs.”

Kandodo commended IPMM for bringing together HR practitioners at one place, saying such a gathering improves their knowledge and skills.

“It is my expectation that this year’s gathering will be fruitful as it will tackle issues that will promote professionalism and integrity,” he said.

On his part, IPMM president Godwin N’goma thanked the minister for officially opening the meeting, saying this shows that government is considering them.

He said: “Every year, we normally have such conference aiming at updating each other about what normally happens in our offices.

“The theme for this year’s conference is connected with the time we are passing through in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has hit us hard.”

N’goma commended the minister for pledging to support HR professionals to counter their challenges, pledging that they will help government to create one million jobs.

This year’s two-day conference keynote speaker was Anti-Corruption Bureau director general Reyneck Matemba.

The Tonse Alliance administration pledged during the campaign that it will create one million jobs in one year.

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2 years ago

Very true Mtesi Kupuska, as long as government fails to run their own companies and servies efficient and in time it will be more than difficult to bring this slumping Nation up front! We get literally blocked by our puplic institutions and non performer like ESCOM needs an big intervention from higher side to get our economy going! Up to now there is no incentive for us the private sector and hardly any creation of promising markets to succeed in this !

2 years ago

During campaigns they said they will create 1000000 jobs.Did they say they will ask someone to create jobs?Big no! People already started way back creating their own jobs businesses. As well as through skills colleges.Just create the jobs without beating about the bush.

Soldier Robert
Soldier Robert
2 years ago

Tonse alliance of failures 😂😂😂😂😂. Failure to achieve own target which you announced voluntary is poor performance.

Mtesi Kupuska
2 years ago

Tonse creating one million jobs when the reforms by Chilima are not producing any fruits. If we can go by the latest events that has surprised Malawians, that a strong woman criticizing Lilongwe Water Board about waste of time by management instead of the 7:30 am time indicated staff are opening at 9am, Escom failing to provide required services to its customers after paying the fees yet one has to awit for two years without connection. It took a strong man to do virgil at Escom offices then connection was made. Industrial Courts are keeping cases from way back in… Read more »

Kambewa ngozo
2 years ago

Why not the government to plan to construct railway from Nsanje to chitipa and also from salima to mchinji.
Then embark on motorways ftom Nsanje to chitipa and also salima to mchinji. That would create a lot of jobs.
Also think of transport on lake Malawi

2 years ago

But kandodo tell home affairs to stop issuing TEP’s to so called expatriates. Just last month he sold one for a Pakistan as an accountant for filling station. Seriously

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