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09.11.2016 23:00 Category: MINALOC News


November 10, 2016

The Minister of State in charge of Social Affairs and Social Protection, Hon Dr Alvera MUKABARAMBA said Rwandan women need to embrace technical schools which equip students with practical skills.

She made the remarks during her field visit in Rwamagana district. She visited Agakiriro workplace, Ubumwe cooperative for moto-taxi riders and Gishari Integrated Polytechnic. The visit intended to observe the impact of the projects that operate under National Employment Program NEP- with the target of enabling young men to acquire knowledge with job creation skills.

Dr. Mukabaramba said; “the impact of the National Employment Programme can be expected and achieved if we look at the objective and indicators, which are poverty reduction and job creation, especially among the youth and women. Young men and women with job creation skills will improve the life of their family, community and country; that’s how we will say that our country is developing.”

“We are also calling upon female Rwandans to wake up and join technical schools so as to gain the skills that will yield job,” she added.

Mukabaramba appealed to different institutions and leaders to mobilize female students about technical schools. She made the call after she had established that; at Gishari Integrated Polytechnic, there are 74 female students only out of a total number of 662 students.

National Employment Program is articulated under EDPRS2 as a tool to strengthen the coordination of Employment programs through the establishment of a framework for better planning, implementation and coordination of employment programs from different stakeholders engaged in job creation and employment promotion, and to take a lead in facilitating the creation of the 200,000 off-farm jobs per year.