Tonse govt develops road map for the promised one million jobs

Government, through the Ministry of Labour, has developed a road map to fulfill its promise of creating one million (1, 000, 000) jobs for the country’s citizens, especially the youth.

Kandodo: The road map that we have put together will ensure that our vision to create one million jobs has turned into reality.

Speaking on Monday during a media briefing in Lilongwe, Minister of Labour, Kenny Kandodo, said the road map is to ensure the vision of creating the jobs turns into reality.

“As government, the road map that we have put together will ensure that our vision to create one million jobs has turned into reality.

“Through the road map, we will follow important steps for the one million jobs creation,” said the minister.

“The steps include; consultations with key stakeholders, public and private sectors, formal and informal sectors as well as financial institutions and regulatory bodies.

“This will leverage on the potential strategies that can create one million jobs in one year,” said Kandodo.

The minister further said government has developed a data-collection tool which has been sent out to prospective public and private employers to enable them form a baseline and projections of job prospects in the country.

Kandodo also said after concluding consultations, data collection and analysis, they will develop a concept for implementation strategy for the one million jobs.

Kandodo, who also served in late Bingu wa Mutharika’s administration as Finance Minister, explained that once the strategy is launched, centres will be developed where job seekers can easily access information from employers on the vacancies available.

“After launching the strategy, we will develop modern and fully equipped job centres across the country starting with Blantyre and Lilongwe.

“The centres will replace the current labour offices and be situated in busy commercial centres for easy reach by the general public.

“Through the job centres, job seekers will be able to access information from employers as well as register so that employers will be able to match skills with available jobs,” he said.

According to Kandodo, the Tonse Alliance Government will ensure the one-million-jobs-creation initiative creates more sustainable jobs that will improve the livelihoods of many people in the country.

The Tonse Alliance relentlessly told the country during campaign that it would create one million jobs within a year once voted into power.

The nine-party strong alliance also pledged, among other promises, to create a K70 billion fund for women and the youth to access loans to start or strengthen their businesses.

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Kasuzga Milonga
Kasuzga Milonga
7 months ago

For 30 days in office only one job created that of Special Advisor Mr Sean Kampondeni – but was this job advertised for us to apply too. Anyway, Congratulations, a very good start.

Chayankhu
Chayankhu
7 months ago

This 1 million job promise ( UTM promise ) was a good tool to get to rid of tribalist, lomwe president from plot number 1 but the reality is that Malawi will NEVER EVER create even 100,000 jobs in 1 year under any administration. Fellow Malawians, please wake up and stop believing every word which comes from your VP mouth. He has very misleading marketing tactics. We are in 2020 , when big world economies are bleeding with covid-19 job losses and you still promise 1 million jobs. Enjoy your dreams!

Khima
Khima
7 months ago

In simple terms there are NO 1 million jobs but vacancy access centers

Bob Finye
Bob Finye
7 months ago

It’s almost a month since new government came in, no single job has been created. If anything, some jobs have been lost.

Noxy
7 months ago

If all wishes were horses beggars would ride.

Zaya
Zaya
7 months ago

The Tonse Alliance should not be fixated on the 1 million jobs campaign promise. Jobs are created by the private sector when there is a conducive environment: At the very top of the list is curbing corruption. Corruption kills competition and concentrates money in a few, unproductive hands. Curb corruption and encourage healthy competition in the private sector. Second is to improve efficiency in Government – cut the red tape and ensure that utilities and other services are provided efficiently. Provision of capital, education, health facilities, water, electricity, fuel, internet, regulatory requirements, tax administration etc etc should also be provided… Read more »

hgfg
hgfg
7 months ago
Reply to  Zaya

I agree with you. 100% truth and maturity in what you have written.

Khima
Khima
7 months ago
Reply to  Zaya

U deserve to be in the cabinet..simple but very true

Piper
Piper
7 months ago
Reply to  Zaya

It is beyond belief how some people fail to understand a well thought out process of how job creation should go about as you have rightly explained Zaya. But anyway, we all see different things from the same picture and that’s where the difference is. I certainly like your contribution…

Captain
Captain
7 months ago
Reply to  Zaya

My thoughts exactly.

Declaration of Victory and third Revolution

I have heard with dismay that the sugar company in Salima has people from India without permits. There are jobs which Malawians can ably do but you will see that when projects come there is a bunch of useless outsiders to work even as clerks. This does not happen in other countries. You only bring in expatriates when all avenues have been exhausted. When projects like MCA, Nacala Corridor, Solar Farms etc came most of the workers on the ground were foreigners. Fine we are lazy people but given the tough conditions we are able to change our altitude. There… Read more »

Pedegu ku state House
7 months ago

To some shallow minded people, what the minister has said means job creation. But to critical and open minded people, what the minister has said has no tangible practicality in the CREATION of 1million jobs. If you read between the lines, you shall see that the minister has no idea as to how the 1 million jobs shall be created. Knowing how many vacancies are there doesn’t mean creating jobs. By the way, the entire civil and public service of Malawi combined comes to a total of NOT MORE THAN 600,000 workers. Now this Tonse alliance is saying they shall… Read more »

J G Simpsons
J G Simpsons
7 months ago

If you see in the Past 10+ Years How many New FDI companies have come to Malawi Manufacturers – Nil Non Manufacturers : Chinese Trading Companies Several What is the % of Employment in these Chinese Trdg Companies very Minimal As Malawi Economy is not Liberal in Many ways it is not able to attract FDI As there are NO Tax Benefits for New Manufacturing Companies in Malawi What is Malawi Producing or Manufacturing 100% indigenous product Nothing Malawi is Not even producing any product which has got 25%+ indigenous input When Manufacturers are Printing Made in Malawi it is… Read more »

Kambewa Chisale
7 months ago

Yes our country can create jobs just for thinking loud
A) Railway construction from Nsanje to Chipoka which has been abandoned
B) contractors of better roads network eh Motorways from Nsanje to Chitipa and from Salima to mchinji
C) improving of Lake transport
D) improving tourism eg Likoma Island
E) use or construct oil pipe line for crude oil from Tunduma into the country Zambia is getting their oil straight from Dar es Salam via pipe line. We can also negotiate with them so as to use their facility.
F) mega farms in each district
G) mining os precious stories

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