NPPR launches data base
Lusaka, February 15, 2014, ZANIS…..The National Project for
Poverty Reduction has trained over 500 youths across the country to position them for employment.
The NPPR is an initiative of the ruling Patriotic Front (PF)
Board chairperson Ngosa Simbyakula disclosed that the 500 youths have been trained in
technical skills such as power electrical, food production , and auto mechanics.
Dr Simbyakula said the youths were also trained in plumbing, hair dressing and computer programming.
Dr. Simbyakula who is also Home Affairs Minister noted that the PF
Government welcomes initiatives that are designed to provide skills
training programmes in line with government’s national development
The minister explained that his government supports any interventions
in devising strategies that will contribute to the creation of
sustainable jobs for the youths and women.
Dr. Simbyakula was speaking when he launched the data base and website
for the National Project for Poverty Reduction at their restaurant
which is located adjacent to ZESCO head office in Lusaka last evening.
He stated that the data base and website will provide a platform that
would link the trained youths to the labour market and future employers that would need their services.
And National Project for Poverty Reduction Executive Director Anthony
Kasandwe urged individuals and contractors looking for
skilled labour not to export labour but use the data base to recruit
the trained youths in various locations.
He explained that the data base has been created in such a way that it
showed the qualifications and location of youths so that contractors or
individuals could easily locate them by just logging onto the website
which is www.gemi.co.ke/clients/nppr_site.
Among the dignitaries who attended the launch was the Patriotic
Front Secretary General Wynter Kabimba, Tourism deputy minister
Lawrence Evans and Central Province Minister Obvious Mwaliteta.
Others were Chiefs and Traditional Affairs deputy minister Susan Kawandami who is also a
Board Member of NPPR, Home Affairs Deputy Minister Nickson Chilangwa, government officials and board members of the NPPR.