Technical Skills Crucial to National Development- Mutharika

President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has reiterated that technical skills development remains crucial to the development of the country. Mutharika was speaking on Thursday when he opened Aida Chilembwe Community Technical College at Providence Industrial Mission (PIM) in Chiradzulu. The president said there is no country which has developed without people with different skills including technical and vocational. “There is no country in the world which can develop without people who have skills. The opening of community technical colleges…

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Youth Warned Against Political Violence

Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development, Francis Kasaila has appealed to youth in the country to never get involved in political violence but concentrate on building their future. The Minister made the remarks Thursday at Bangwe Youth Centre in Blantyre during the commemoration of International Youth Day. Kasaila said the country would be going to polls next year and chances were high that many political parties would use them to spark violence’s and in the end halt…

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Govt Committed to Transform Rural Areas

Government says it is committed to ensuring that the country’s rural areas are transformed by providing electricity through the Malawi Rural Electrification Programme (MAREP). Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, Aggrey Masi expressed the commitment on Saturday at Kanyimbi Trading Centre in the area of Senior Chief Tengani in Nsanje during the switching on of Kanyimbi Power line under MAREP 8. Masi said government is ensuring that all rural areas have access to electricity so that the community’s…

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Tele-Centres Promoting Social Economic Development

Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Nicholas Dausi said internet is increasingly becoming a driving force for socio-economic development and strides to connect its masses. He made the remarks on Monday when he opened Mpatsa Tele-centre at Tengani in Nsanje which is one of many constituency tele-centres to be commissioned this year. Dausi pointed out that government expect a lot to be happening at the centre saying people would now do on-line businesses and that this is an economic…

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Govt to Close ‘Briefcase’ Sports Associations

Government has warned that sports associations without permanent secretariat risk being de-registered in the country. Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development, Francis Kasaila made the warning Sunday during the launch of Mpico K 35 million Gateway Mall Netball Challenge at Mponela Police ground in Dowa. He said by law all the Sports Associations in the country are required to have permanent secretariats for their operation and not operating from residential areas. “We want to do away with…

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Mzuzu Youth Center Need Funds- MP

Member of Parliament for Mzuzu City Constituency, Leonard Njikho, on Friday asked Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development why funds have not been allocated to Mzuzu Youth Center in 2018/19 budget. Speaking during the Parliamentary committee of supply in Lilongwe Njikho, said it was surprising that nothing has been given to Mzuzu Youth Center yet the Ministry was empowering youths in the country through sports. He said: “In past years funds were being allocated to Mzuzu Youth…

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Govt to Create 17,000 Jobs for the Youth

Government has said it will create over 17, 000 jobs for the youth with support from the African Development Bank as one way of empowering the youth to actively participate in national development activities. Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development, Francis Kasaila disclosed this Saturday at Milonga Community Technical College in Thyolo when President Peter Mutharika opened the 13th college of that nature in the country. “Previously, the youth were not regarded as a necessary population in…

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Skilled Labour Force Crucial to National Development- Mutharika

President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has said the country can only develop if it invests in skilled labour force, particularly in the youth, saying his government remains determined to empower the sector with requisite skills. Mutharika was speaking on Saturday when he officially opened Milonga Community Technical College in the area of Paramount Chief Ngolongoliwa in Thyolo District. The president said there is no country that can develop without skills development, hence the need to impart technical skills to…

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Govt Launches Decent Work Project

The minimum wage for workers in industries will soon depend on profit-making capacity of the employers, Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development, Francis Kasaila has said. Speaking on Wednesday during the launch of ‘Decent work in Tea Estate industry’ in Thyolo, Kasaila said the minimum wage for industries can’t be the same as other companies make more profits annually than others, hencethe need for reflecting the same on the workers’ package. “It is not fair for an…

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Govt Values Role of Church – Minister

Government has said it values the role various churches and religious groupings in the country play in directing its endeavours, saying they are like a ‘good’ referee. Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development who is also Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Spokesperson Francis Kasaila made the remarks on Sunday in response to the Pastoral Letter Catholic Bishops have produced. Kasaila said the letter, which also points out some intra party highlights, gave a clear indication that the Catholic…

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