Government has challenged youths in the country to be proactive enough if they are to contribute towards the attainment of the Malawi Vision 2063 which is the basis for meaningful poverty eradication.
Labour minister, Vera Kantukule made these remarks at Kafuule in Mzimba District on Saturday when presiding over the graduation cceremony of over 300 youths who have undergone training in different trades under the Technical Entrepreneural and Vocational Education and Training Authority (Teveta).
Kamtukule said skills are paramount as far as national development is concerned hence leaving no one behind even those youths living in remote and hard to reach areas like Kafukule.
“We can not talk about Malawi Vision 2063 or Malawi Investment Promotion if we cannot talk about skills development, this is why we have focused on taking skills development to the rural areas to address the skills gap that is there among the youths,” Kamtukule said.
The minister further expressed gladness to see the number of youths that have graduated saying they will not only transform their status in terms of capacity to earn but also will change the dynamics of their community, instead of leaving in search of jobs they will be able to set up and operate within their localities.
Also present at the graduation ceremony were officials from Teveta, the Ministry of Labour, traditional leaders as well as the parliamentarian for the area, Billy Kaunda who advised graduates to make use of the skills and knowledge they have acquired.