Minister Says Peter’s Dream of Community Colleges becoming a Reality

By Our Correspondent  

henry mussaMinister of Labour and Vocational Training Henry Mussa has said that the State President of the Republic of Malawi Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika’s dream to come up with community technical colleges has started to bear fruits.

During his grueling campaign before he was ushered into power following the May 20 elections, Mutharika standing on a Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) ticket pledged that once he takes over power he was going to introduce community technical colleges where the youth are going to learn skills such as brick laying, carpentry and many more.

According to local media reports, the State President is expected to launch the community technical colleges programme at Ngara Community technical College in the northern district of Karonga.

“What seemed like a dream is a reality. All is set for the groundbreaking programme,” Mussa has told a local daily.

Government with assistance from Mota-Engil, a Portuguese construction firm is expected to build community colleges in most parts of the country.

The colleges will among other things teach students agriculture and Information Technology (IT) so that the youth should be self-reliant upon finishing their studies.

In its Manifesto, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) pledged to empower the youth as one possible way of improving their lives.

The theme of the launch of the community technical colleges is ‘Skills for unemployment creation and sustainable poverty eradication’