Govt scouts skills development support from private sector players, NGOs


Government has called on the private sector and Non-Governmental organisations (NGOs) to partner with, and support government’s ambitious skills development agenda.

This agenda is aimed at empowering citizens with life changing opportunities, Ministry of Community Development and Social Services, Director for Community Development, Patricia Muyamwa, said.

Muyamwa said this during the second graduation ceremony at the Kabwe Community Skills Training College on Friday in Kabwe.

“Stakeholder support in skills development is key to improving the welfare of citizens,” she said.

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Muyamwa who congratulated the 161 graduates, said it was encouraging that those acquiring skills under the Ministry had already gotten formal jobs and were ready to impact society positively.

“It is encouraging that females are graduating more than men, an indication that they are appreciating the importance of gender equality in terms of skills development,” he said.

She, however, called for increased enrollment of students in the 13 skills training centres dotted around the country in order to provide opportunities for the vulnerable in society.

She assured that government through the Ministry would continue to support skills development training to ensure that young women and men take opportunities under the Constituency Development Fund (CDF), and other empowerment programmes.

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