Minister Msungama commissions K2bn jobs project, touts one million jobs drive

Minister of Sports and youth development Ulemu Msungama says the Tonse Alliance  government will continue pursuing the one million jobs creation initiative cusing various models devised by his ministry.

Msungama holds a plane
Msungama interacts with students at the technical college
Msungama interacts with students at the technical college
Msungama inspects the farming land at the college

Msungama said this in the area of Traditional Authority Malengachanzi in Nkhotakota District when he launched Jobs for youth project.

In this project, Afridca Development Bank (ADB) is funding extension of technical colleges from four districts of Karonga, Nkhotakota, Phalombe and Neno to the tune of K2 billion.

The Malawi’s Jobs for Youth Project is part of AfDB’s Jobs for Young People in Africa (JfYA) 2016-2025 strategy.

The project seeks to reduce the vulnerability of young population by creating an enabling environment for their participation in economic activities particularly in key sectors.

The project is consistent with the Malawi Development Strategy which seeks to ensure sustainable and productive decent work for all.

The project recognizes that the youth population accounts for over half of the 17 million population of the country, and yet there are limited space and opportunities for decent work.

Msungama said the project will work to strengthen both the demand and supply side of labour market systems through strategies that strengthen the employability of young people and increase their capacity to engage in entrepreneurial activities.

“The project will primarily focus on promoting an integrated, multi-sectoral and multi-discipline that involves all key partners including Government, private sector and non-state actors. The project will also help to build the capacity of national partners to effectively plan, implement, monitor and evaluate youth employment promotion interventions,”  said Msungama.

He said the project objective is to economically empower the youth population (young women and men) for improved employability in decent work and sustainable entrepreneurship in Malawi.

Meanwhile the Minister has handed over the civil works site for the expansion of infrastructure  at Mbandila Community Technical College (CTC) in the area.

“My ministry through the Jobs for Youth Project, is supporting the expansion of infrustrure in four public institutions namely; Ngara Community Technical College in Karonga district, Mbandira Community Technical College in Nkhotakota district, Naminjiwa Community Technical College in Phalombe district and Neno Youth Development Center in Neno district, ”  he said.

The four  training centers will offer training opportunities to  youth in the areas of; small scale mining, manufacturing (textile and designing), Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and agriculture among others.

“My ministry under the Tonse Alliance government, is committed to ensuring that young people are given the necessary technical and vocational trainings and skills, for them to effectively contribute towards sustainable development of Malawi. With this and many other initiatives, the Tonse Alliance agenda of creating 1 million jobs will be realised,” said Msungama

He said when completed, the four Community Technical Colleges will also help in the creation of more job opportunities for the youth in the country.

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Anzelu ndi Anzelu
Anzelu ndi Anzelu
1 month ago

Tonse Promises: 1 million jobs in 12 months, 3 meals a day, employing all sports people as civil servants, trimming presidential powers kuti akhale monga kapolo, free water and electricity connection, free renewable driving licences and passports, reducing poverty, etc. How far are we on these promises and more?

Bauleni12
Bauleni12
1 month ago

There are a lot of unemployed graduates already, what are you doing to create the jobs? Nothing new here. Apm championed technical colleges and vocational training. This Tonse government is full of imbeciles. Inept all talk zero action dunderheads

Alungwana
Alungwana
1 month ago

If we are to develop this country!
If here is the fastest way to get employment!
If there is the best way to be an entrepreneur!
If Malawi is to reach the best levels!!
The technical field is the answer.

I love this.
Government is a continuous entity.

Don’t spoil everything that your predecessor was doing.

Apm launched the technical college for communities and seeing this government continuing with the same, is very encouraging.

Together we can change Malawi.

ERUTU
ERUTU
1 month ago
Reply to  Alungwana

💪🏿🛠️⚙️📐✂️🔩🔬🇲🇼

Phwisa
Phwisa
1 month ago

So jobs have been launched. Ndiye 1 million jobs inadutsa kaletu. Boma la akathyalitu ili.

Chechinawa
Chechinawa
1 month ago
Reply to  Phwisa

Aphwisa mungotsutsa zili zonse? Zabwino ndiye ziti, chomwe mudziwetu Malawi ndiyosawuka sikuti mupange compare ndi mayiko otukuka ayi, ndinu akuba
a Cadet, phwala lanu

ERUTU
ERUTU
1 month ago
Reply to  Phwisa

Uyu kodi alipobe pa Nyasa Times pa sheeee ndi Cadet wagee ⚙️🌽🏡💉💊🇲🇼

Ndede
Ndede
1 month ago

😄😄😄😄😄😄😄 Koma awanso kuseketsa kwake…..Technical colleges my foot. You see APM was the brains we ever had in this country. Tonse alliance had promised white collar jobs….now you are switching to vocational jobs…the brainchild of APM. Matama onseaja just copy and paste DPP manifesto 😅😅😅😅😅😅

Kombozo
Kombozo
1 month ago
Reply to  Ndede

I do not remember where the Tose Government specifically described the type of one million Jobs.

maxon phiri
1 month ago
Reply to  Ndede

Umbuli siwabwino. Read MCP manifesto first before you comment your trash

Chechinawa
Chechinawa
1 month ago
Reply to  Ndede

Oseketsa ndinu chifukwa ndinu a Brute

Covid Mlowoka
Covid Mlowoka
1 month ago
Reply to  Ndede

Yes, i remember Kaliati talking at a political meeting that their plan was to empower youths by teaching them IT etc and not bricklayers……. Do these Technical Colleges not offer bricklaying, carpentry, plumbing, motor vehicle mechanics on top of the office based training courses? If anything, one trained as a clerk, admin, or secretary will find it very difficult to start their own businesses unlike the courses Kaliati was denigrating. Kudziwa kuyankhula koma zoduka mutu basi; weni-weni mphunzitsi wa T3.

ERUTU
ERUTU
1 month ago
Reply to  Ndede

It’s not APM’s idea alone it’s World Bank initiative iye anangowuzidwa.

Continuation 💪🏿🇲🇼

N one
1 month ago

1,000,000 jobs in 12 months! [Yeah. You heard me right. 1 million jobs in our first year in government!]

ERUTU
ERUTU
1 month ago
Reply to  N one

Cadet 🌽🌽🌽🌶️

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