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PBIC incubates graduate

News   Hazviperi Mbizi   December 2, 2021
PIC: Delegates touring the art crafts that the Incubates have created
MUBAS has conducted the first graduation ceremony of over 500 incubates who have acquired knowledge and various skills at the Polytechnic Business Incubation Centre (PBIC).

The project is being implemented in collaboration with the Malawi Government through the Ministry of Youth and Sports and is funded by the African Development Bank.

This auspicious occasion took place on Monday, 29th November, 2021 at the School of Engineering Lecture Theatre.

According to the Incubation Manager, Dr Mary Kamwaza, the aim is to promote youth entrepreneurship and enterprise in Agriculture, manufacturing, food processing, tailoring, welding, graphics and media and other programmes so that they should be able to open businesses and employ others.

“We have trained you in various skills, it is now up to you to use these skills to help you be independent, support your families even employ others at the same time contributing to the economy of the country,” she added.

The Director of youth in the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Judith Msusa explained that it is the government’s wish that the youth be trained in various hands-on skills which could later help in creating jobs. 

She further pointed out that government will continue supporting them by providing loans as startups for their businesses.

Associate Professor Nancy Chitera encouraged them to go and shine in all areas they have learned. The Acting Vice Chancellor explained that almost half of the county’s population is comprised of the youth hence not everyone can be employed, that is why MUBAS is working with the government to train them so that they should use the skills to be entrepreneurs.

One of the graduating incubates, Merium Medson thanked MUBAS and Malawi Government for the opportunity. She further said that in her tailoring shop she is now teaching other five people from TEVETA.

 


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