—- Government says the registering of trade schools as contractors will help create employment among the youths graduating from trade institutions.
Transport, Works, Supply and Communications deputy Col Panji Kaunda says his ministry wants to start awarding its contract to trade schools so as to help empower their graduates as the7y are skilled.
Col Kaunda has for this reason advised all trade institutions’ graduates to form cooperatives as government contracts will be given to trade schools.
ZANIS reports that the Transport, Works, Supply and Communications deputy minister said in Chipata yesterday when he paid a courtesy call on Chipata Trades vice principal, Christopher Zulu.
And Col Kaunda observed that under the new approach of job creation youths will benefit more when they work in cooperatives.
The deputy minister noted that often youths with skills are paid low wages by individual contractors a situation government intends to correct by awarding contracts to trade institution.
He further stated that from every contract a trade school will get ten percent while the rest of the funds will go to the cooperative.
Col Kaunda has since directed Chipata trades to recruit all former students in readiness to undertake various developmental projects in the province.
Meanwhile government has awarded the construction of the first ever radio station in Vubwi to Chipata trades institute.
The institute will supervise the construction works to be done by the former skills students.
And Chipata trades vice principal Christopher Zulu assured government of quality work as the trade school embarks on the construction of the Vubwi community radio station.