KIBAHA District Authority has pledged to provide land for youth groups to engage in small scale industrial oriented businesses in order to generate income and fight unemployment.
This was said by the Kibaha District Commissioner Ms Assumpter Mshama during the inauguration of the special programme for Youth known as VIA Jiandalie Ajira over the weekend executed by the Tanzania Entrepreneurship and Competitive Centre (TECC) which entered in Coast Region for the first time to motivate youth aged between 18 to 24 to get out and seek for better self employment.
“Youth should emulate the training package from TECC and start to establish small viable industries to generate income as well as create employment for others and ultimately contribute to government industrialisation drive,” she said.
She added, “We are lucky to receive the second phase of this project in the Coast Region and our district has become first to be taken into consideration, I would like to take this opportunity to call upon youth to use such a great opportunity to grasp training and form groups,” Ms Mshama said that the pieces of land that the government will allocate to youth groups should also be used for agricultural purposes to foster social and economic development in the region.
On his part, TECC’s Deputy Managing Director, Mr Daniel Mghwira said after an official launch of the program Via Jiandalie Ajira youth should now join the ongoing seminarcommon know as Kijana Zinduka which train them on life and entrepreneurship skills.
“The training focuses on youth and after they heard the launching ceremony they should go to pick up their forms at the ward offices or youth office in Kibaha Municipal and fill to request join the programme,” he said.
Apart from imparting life and entrepreneurship skills, the training focuses on business incubation knowledge and get proper link to financial services centre and loan to run small businesses.
Presidential Trust Fund (PTF), Director, Haigath Kitala said that the President basket provides loans to youth when they are in groups that generate and produce well through small industries.
“We want to motivate youth in Kibaha District to use these training opportunity and loan access to overcome the economic challenges,” he said.
Small Industries Development Organisation (SIDO) Manager in Coast Region, Agnes Yesaya said youth should expect quality training that will make them competitive ready to make goods in the sector small industries.
“Producing small industries will remove them in the dependence income; most important thing is to work hard, creativity and discipline in spending money,” she said.
This programme is offered by TECC in collaboration with other stakeholders such as International Youth Foundation (IYF), SIDO, TCCIA, Municipalities of cities and districts and the second phase of the project is implemented in all Dar as Salaam municipalities