Government, through the Ministry of Labour, has developed a road map to fulfill its promise of creating one million jobs for the country’s citizens, especially the youth.
Speaking during a press briefing in Lilongwe, Minister of Lobour, Kenny Kandodo, said the road map is to ensure the vision of creating the jobs turns into reality.
Kandodo said through the road map, government will follow important steps for the one million jobs creation.
He said steps include; consultations with key stakeholders, public and private sectors, formal and informal sectors as well as financial institutions and regulatory bodies.
The minister further said government has developed a data-collection tool which has been sent out to prospective public and private employers to enable them form a baseline and projections of job prospects in the country.
Kandodo also said after concluding consultations, data collection and analysis, they will develop a concept for implementation strategy for the one million jobs.
Kandodo explained that once the strategy is launched, centres will be developed where job seekers can easily access information from employers on the vacancies available.
According to Kandodo, the Tonse Alliance Government will ensure the one-million-jobs-creation initiative creates more sustainable jobs that will improve the livelihoods of many people in the country.
During the campaign the Tonse Alliance promised that it will create one million jobs within a year once voted into power.
The nine-party strong alliance also pledged, among other promises, to create a K70 billion fund for women and the youth to access loans to start or strengthen their businesses.