• Kanchibiya’s most important resource is its human resource.
• Skills development of youths will have a greater impact on rural economic growth.
• Office of Member of Parliament will be actively involved in tracking the performance of the students.
A law maker has disclosed that 156 youths in his constituency will be supported under the 2022 Constituency Development Fund (CDF) Skills and Development.
Kanchibiya Member of Parliament Sunday Chanda revealed to Money FM News that names of the 156 beneficiaries will be submitted to Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development for approval, in accordance with the Constituency Development Fund Act, No 11 of 2018.
Mr. Chanda said it is important that the country makes huge investments in equipping its citizens, especially from rural areas, hence the need for the Ministry to expedite the approval processes.
“Kanchibiya’s most important resource is its human resource, the skilled and unskilled youth, women and men and not the abundant natural resources the area is blessed with. We therefore wish to celebrate the initial cohort of 156 youths earmarked for skills development. Skills development of our youths will have a greater impact on rural economic growth and development,” Mr. Chanda said.
Mr. Chanda added that his office will be actively involved in tracking the performance of the students on a constant basis including visits to the respective institutions were they have been accepted to attend school.
He called on Government to ensure that there is no mismatch between the education curriculum in Trades Schools and labour market needs.
“In the same vein, we do not desire to see a situation where our youths become dormant upon graduation. In this regard, establishment of skills development workshops and linkages with the industry, both local and beyond is at the Centre of our strategy for the roll out of the Constituency Development Fund between now and 2026,” he stated.