Malawi government through the ministry of health has urged nurses to be entrepreneurs arguing that government cannot manage to employ all the graduating students in the country.
Speaking at a graduation ceremony for St Joseph and St Luke Nursing Colleges, principal secretary for the ministry of health McPhail Magwira urged the nurses to have creative minds that can help them to be entrepreneurs.
“If you got me correctly in my speech, I was urging them to be entrepreneurs, because we can’t manage to employ them all, today we have over 300 graduates, last time we had over 1000 nurses who graduated as well,” said Magwira.
He added that the nurses can still help in serving Malawians by working in other hospitals within the country.
“But this doesn’t mean that they are to go outside the country, we have private hospitals that might need their skills, and they can come up with something in the world of entrepreneurship, we can benefit a lot as a country,” added Magwira.
Following financial woes in the country, government announced that it has temporarily stopped employing people to work as civil servants. During the 2016/17, budget presentation Malawi minister of finance Goodall Gondwe said government is to employ teachers only to work as civil servants in the country.