Pick n Pay commenting for employing students
Lusaka, December 11th ,ZANIS–Government has commended Pick n Pay Stores for supplementing its efforts of building financial capacity of students at the University of Zambia (UNZA).
Minister of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs Nkandu Luo said Pick n Pay’s commitment to employ UNZA students will greatly help in enhancing their social and economic status in society.
Prof. Luo said it was importance that students were financially assisted in order to lessen their financial temptations which she said often resulted into uprisings.
She said this in Lusaka today when she officially opened the new Pick n Pay Store at the newly constructed East Park Mall at UNZA.
The store has since employed over 200 student workers.
This was according to the recent memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between UNZA and Pick n Pay to engage students to work in the store on a part time basis, either on weekends or night shifts in order for them to enhance their skills and income generation.
And Prof. Luo has called on Pick n Pay management to consider engaging in talks with other higher learning institutions in the country so that more students can also benefit.
And Pick n Pay Group Human Resource Chief, Isaac Motaung said the chain store remains committed to enhancing the capacity Zambian student workers at UNZA.
Mr. Motaung also said Pick n Pay will prioritise the sale of locally produced goods to the Zambian consumers in a bid to empower local producers.