Create self- employed jobs-minister tells Zanzibar youth

CURRENTLY Zanzibar has many opportunities and avenues awaiting innovative and entrepreneurial young people to use them, create jobs for themselves and employ counterparts, the Minister for Labour, Empowerment, Elders, Women and Children, Maudline Castico said here yesterday.

Officiating the Career Fair 2019, which is part of the Youth and Employment Programme (Vijana na Ajira -VNA), organised by Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) Tanzania, the minister said with abundance of opportunities in Zanzibar awaiting exploitation by resourceful minds, it was no point for young people stay idle in search of employment in the formal sector.

“You should not wait for government jobs,” she told students and graduates during the one-day event held at State University of Zanzibar,

She called on the trainees to make good use of what they had learnt and become competitive in the labour market.

The minister said entrepreneurship was the best option for job creation in Tanzania because of the conducive and pro-business environment, urging the participants to emulate successful local investors, citing Salim Bakhresa and Dr Reginald Mengi, because, she said, the pair had a humble beginning.

“It can be done, just play your part. You can establish your companies, employ yourselves and employ fellow youths,” the minister told a quasi-stunned audience of young people. She explained that the logic behind the government’s emphasis on diversified the economy, was to hasten job creation for young people, including graduates.

Nonetheless she urged the companies, which participated at the fair to employ young people without hindrances. She warned against bribes, particularly sexual favours at work places.

The minister said self-discipline was paramount in transforming the society and warning against laziness and the business as usual behaviour among government workers. She said some young people preferred government jobs because of the existing weak supervision.

She thanked the event organiser and sponsors for giving their priorities on employment particularly for the youth, saying the government commended the initiative.

The senior social performance advisor shell exploration and production Tanzania Limited, Msomisi Mbena, urged participants to form enterprises and become self-reliant. Shell Tanzania has been main sponsor of this programme since 2016 and hadorganised three career fairs since then.

Mbena said the programme helps young people to meet labour market requirements, while exposing them to potential employers.

The VSO Tanzania programme manager, Frank Jirabi, said the scheme had benefited over 5000 youths since 2015 when it was started and over 100 companies taking part during the period.

“Our key stakeholders come from hotels, construction sectors, financial institutions and entrepreneurial groups. We are proud of them all.”

Source IPP Media

7 Things That Can Destroy The Life Of Any Young Man

By Danceville

There are many things that can destroy the life of a young man, hurt their destiny, stop their growth, slow their progress or block their advancement in life.All young men should know this things and avoid them.

1. Living Without Purpose And Vision

A friend of mine once said, “Guys of nowadays love Television buh don’t have Vision “.This is nothing buh the truth.Most guys don’t have vision, aspiration or even a plan for tomorrow.You can’t be the best in any trade if you don’t have anything you’re pursuing.

2. Alcohol And Drug

The use of alcohol and drug is another way young men ruin their lives.When a young man is exposed to drug and alcohol at a very tender age, the effects goes beyond what they ever expect in life, as they easily get inducted into the dark world of crime.

3. Wrong Association

The company a young man walks with, will ultimately determine what he will become.Choose your friends wisely.Some friends are multipliers while some are destroyers.A wise man once said “Show me your friends and I can accurately predict your future.The company you keep determines your accomplishments.

4. Crime

Wrong association and information, leads to drugs and alcohol usage.The resultant effects are crime, gang fights, cultism, armed robbery murder etc. At the end, the law catches up with those young ones and helps them waste many years in the college for stubborn and foolish prison yards.

5. Sexual Immoralities

Lust, fornication, pornography, rape, masturbation etc are all sexual immoralities and serves as a media the devil uses to destroy the life of young men.Don’t expose yourself to them, don’t company with those that are involved in it because it will end up destroying you.

6. Laziness

Hatred of work, oversleeping, indolent lifestyle is dangerous to the life of any single man.A man, I mean a real man should be bold enough to work, he must be a man of the field, planting and harvesting for his future.When a man is a lover of his bed, lazy and lukewarm, there’s no way he will not serve his mates and live in abject poverty and penury throughout is lifetime.

Last buh not the least..

7. Love Of Money

Love of money is a great destroyer of many young men nowadays.Some even results in rituals, that later end up their lives soon.Don’t think without money, you can’t reach that place you desired to be.. And always remember, Vanity Upon Vanity, All Is Vanity.


This thread is meant for everybody.The way young men is destroying their lives in this Society, is appalling.Are you guilty of any of these? Please it isn’t too late to make a CHANGE…

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Youth want more representation in East African Community affairs

By Eugène Kwibuka

Youth leaders from member states of the East African Community (EAC) have called for more representation within the governing bodies of the bloc in order to better communicate their needs within the region’s integration efforts and benefit more from the integration agenda.

They made the call yesterday in Arusha, Tanzania where they are attending the 2nd East Africa Youth Leadership Summit (YOULEAD), which is taking place from Monday to Friday.

It brought more than 150 participants, including youth political leaders and supporters within government entities, NGOs and business organisations from the East African region.

The conference’s director, Ivan Atuyambe, said that the youth in EAC need a platform where they can express their ideas and challenges and urged them to use summits as their platforms while they wait for EAC leaders to allow them more representation within the EAC organs.

Atuyambe said that the youth in EAC need to have representatives at every bloc’s level, including at the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA).

“At the regional level we don’t have a regional council where the youth have political legitimacy to push for action on issues that concern them,” he said in an interview with The New Times, urging for the creation of an EAC youth council and having youth representatives to the EALA.

Abella Bateyunga, the CEO and Founder of Tanzania Bora Initiative, a youth-led NGO in Tanzania that promotes good governance, gender empowerment, innovation and ICT, as well as the use of media, arts and data as tools and platforms for youth constructive engagement, argued that what EAC youth need is support in leadership, livelihood and life skills in order to drive integration efforts within the EAC and benefit from them.

“We need to create a friendly environment both through government policies and strategies that empower the youth to be able to participate with desired capacity, avail space and funds to establish business and run for office, global exposure for innovative solutions that answer the ever increasing youth demands and needs as explained by youth agenda, both globally and locally,” she said.

YouLead, which is one of the platforms initiated in 2017, is now part of the structured youth engagement in policy and leadership processes of the EAC as provided by the EAC Consultative Dialogue Framework (CDF).

The forum implements provisions of the 2016 EAC Youth Policy, priority 14, which mandates the EAC Secretariat to build networks and partnerships to institute an annual Youth Leaders’ Forum with the EAC Secretary General.

The on-going summit in Arusha has called for continuous processes within the bloc to open up space for young people to take advantage of free movement of goods and services and start relating with those policies in their daily lives.

Ernest Kamanzi, an MP representing the youth in Rwanda’s Parliament, said that the youth in EAC need to expand their horizons and cross borders so they can better exploit different opportunities in the region.

“Our youth need to shift their attention on politics and start thinking about doing business. That’s the only way they can overcome the problem of unemployment. They need to stand up and take advantage of opportunities available in the entire EAC bloc,” he said.

David Michael Onen, principle political affairs officer with the EAC Secretariat in Arusha, advised that the youth need to take charge of the governance reforms and leadership in EAC and Africa in general.

“As young leaders, the youth need to be focused and enhance their leadership capacities so they can occupy all the available spaces for them whether it’s in business, politics, entrepreneurship, and in their daily lives,” he said on the sidelines of the meeting.

Among the topics to be discussed at the five-day meeting include the status of national youth trends in political and economic inclusion, what the youth can expect from EALA’s business, how to economically include the EAC youth beyond borders, and how the youth can use technology for their development and empowerment.

Source – New Times