Tuesday, May 28, 2024

97 Youths In Serenje To Undergo Training Under 2024 CDF Funding

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97 youths are set to undergo training in driving at a cost of K1 millions of Constituency Development Fund (CDF) 2024 funding in Mkushi district.

75 of the trainees’ prospects are from Muchinga while 22 are from Serenje Central constituencies will be trained in life skills at Handsworth Institute of Health Science and Technology in Lusaka and Ndola.

64 trainees have already departed to the Lusaka campus where they will be trained in driving motor vehicles of different classes.

Speaking before seeing off the youth, Serenje town council mayor Tavious Mulumba said the rest of the students will depart for training once the local authority has verified availability of earth moving equipment at the Ndola campus.

‘’ The remaining 33 trainees will go next week after we verify that the institution has equipment,’’ Mr. Mulumba said.

Mr. Mulumba commended Government for increasing the CDF allocation to K30.6 million this year.

He on this score, called on the Technical Education, Vocation and Entrepreneurship Training Authority (TEVETA) to continue monitoring skills training centers to ensure standards are maintained.

Meanwhile, the youths thanked the government for empowering youth through CDF.One of the youths Maudrin Kabibwa said her future which has been hanging in the balance is now certain.

‘My parents are not able to sponsor me to receive tertiary education. Thanks to president HH and his government for being considerate to the youth,’’ Kabibwa said.

Another beneficiary Peter Mwaba called on President Hakainde Hichilema to continue increasing the CDF to touch more lives.

‘’ Increased CDF under UPND is a reality. Let other youth also apply for skills training so that they can also benefit’,’’ Mwaba urged.
And Handsworth institute marketing officer Gerald Simwanza said his institute will deliver according to the expectation of both the trainees and government.

6 COMMENTS

    • There is a shortage of truck , bus and other heavey vehicle drivers in zambia……..

      That’s why we have foreigners filing those roles……….

    • If I was president, I would round up such MPs stealing CDF and feed them to lions. This I’d wasteful at its best.
      How many garden water pumps can k1million?
      Give 97 water pumps to youths, not driving licenses. Driving in Serenje? Kill these MPs please.
      Is it a sin to be born Zambian?

  1. CDF is meant to benefit the locals in the constituency now if you are going to give this money to training schools in lusaka and ndola them you have benefitted them with your money.

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  2. Yes you are right Razer, but be reminded that not all the constituencies have the training facilities, and also be reminded that for a constituency to be empowered with students with knowledge, it is more sustainable than to be empowered with funds.

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    • But there is no guarantee that these youths after receiving free training using the CDF funds are going to remain and work in the constituency which trained them. Most likely all of them will trek to big cities like Lusaka and copperbelt for jobs.

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