Malawi Govt launches construction of five China-Aided community technical colleges.
Developing a community is one of the key ways of having good infrastructure in any nation. This is why Malawi and China has launched a China-Aided Community project in Malawi which will help improve lives.
Under the China-Aided Community Project, the construction of technical colleges in five communities has just been launched. The colleges will be located at Zomba, Mzimba, Ntcheu, Mulanje and Nsanje district in Malawi.
Minister for Labour, Youth and Sport and Manpower Development, Grace Chiumia said “The youth comprise of 70% of Malawi’s population. She also said the only way to empower them is to train them in various skills.”
According to the minister, this will enable them to be innovative and become self-reliant. It will also help them to be open to Entrepreneurship which will make them employers of labour and also grow the nation’s economy. She also added that all this is is part of government’s plans for making the nation strong.
Youth Development to Economic Development
We know that Africa has one of the lowest employment rate in the world, but with China-Aided Community projects, the figure is bound to reduce in Malawi. Meanwhile the government’s utmost goal is to transform Malawi from an importing nation to a predominantly exporting nation.
The construction of these technical colleges will also help individuals living in those five district to better improve their life. The plan is to provide technical Entrepreneurial skills especially to out of school and vulnerable youths in the districts.
China Embassy Counselor, Liu Guoyu said ”We agree with the view from President Peter Mutharika to invest in the youths. He also added it is key to transform Malawi now and beyond.”
According to to him, the country has been paying serious attention to education under the current President’s tenure.
The technical colleges will have practice workshop, ordinary classroom, equipment room, and a library. It will also have a catering room, distribution and fire control room, a porter lodge and a parking post.
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