There are no jobs for you – Mutharika tells Community College graduates

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President Peter Mutharika has told graduating students of the technical colleges to start their own businesses as there are no jobs for them.

Mutharika said the students have to make use of the skills that they have been equipped with to turn things around in their lives.

Peter Mutharika

Mutharika: No jobs for youths

“Use the skills you have acquired to start small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Use your skills to create a job for yourself, and create jobs for others. If you always want to be employed, you may end up being employed by no one,” Mutharika said.

“Think as an employer of others. As government, we have instituted policies that encourage the youth like you to create jobs for yourselves and others.”

Mutharika also said Malawi needs skilled labour force to develop hence his government’s focus on community colleges.

Mutharika made the remarks during the graduation of the first cohort of students from Community Technical Colleges at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) in Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe.

Speaking during the ceremony, Mutharika said for the country to develop it needs people who have skills with the aim of doing things professionally and engaging themselves in self-employment.

“The creation of a skilled labour force is a necessary step towards the development of Malawi. No country develops without skilled labour. Community Colleges are one way of investing in the development of the human capital.”

“The human capital is the single most important capital. Human capital is the beginning point of any civilization. Without a well-developed human capital, other natural resources cannot be effectively put to use,” Mutharika said.

About 700 students have graduated from several community technical colleges across the country. Government has vowed to give tools to the graduating students this year in order for them to hit the ground running.

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  1. Big up mr president for letting them to be self reliants and the starter packs ur giving them, but my question is why when someone invert or make something big the gvt doesnt support and instead u bring him down, for instance what did the govt do with that little boy who made radio(if not Gospel Kazako ddnt come to rescue) and what abt that recent one who made an aeroplane,jst to name few. So what more u want the youths to do? That presidents remark is jst rediculuos and pointless

  2. Our kinsmen lack financial discipline. Even if capital was readily available, the so called budding entrepreneurs will only trade for a year or so and go bankrupt because we don’t separate business from a person owning it. We fell when we make a small profit we have to spend there and then without trying to grow the business from the same profits and set a goal how to expand. The small machinery given to us for free by the govt or whoever, we don’t understand the need to service them or replacing spare parts when they break Dow due to wear and tear because we expect the same donors to do that for us. Also our extended families bankrupt us because they feel they are entitled to our money through demands. Our families will in move in with you just to be fed without lending a hand in your business but expect to be fed during their long stay. Buy them new outfits when returning to the village on top you give money as well plus extra money to share with other immediate family etc. We dare not say we don’t have money or you risk to be an outcast among your extended family or ulodzedwa.

  3. If the government reduced the lending rate to something affordable then that would enable more people to get onto owning their own business.. This to me is key. At current interests rates you cannot do business

  4. This is true, most people they finish colledges and says there is no job, the question is what did you learn at the college? What have you been empowered (skills)of from the college? Those are your tools to use and make a difference.

    On the other hand Malawi president should nit just say these wise words, he should also look into the issue of funding. Private funders are very expensive to repay the loan rather the government should come up with a solution to fund these graduates to start their small businesses and put up a time frame when that loan should be completely repaid, it will assist alot and this country will be developing.

  5. What kind of capital these people must be given in order for them to start business? Each one of them were given tools according to their trade. Lets say. A tailor was given sewing machine. Is it wise for him to wait for the government to give him money for thread? Ngat ndchoncho nde tisaukad coz sndkuona boma limene lingampaxe aliese chinachilichonse

  6. What kind of person you’re. You’re not aleader . I will start war just soon. Where are you coming from, so you want to destroy Malawi kkkkkkkkkkkk.

  7. Bwampin in action amapanga za try end error awa amaona ngati tingafanane ndi Ku China kumene technology ili high bola mwaphunzira kupanga freezes wa malambe kwinako muzionera nokha kkklkllkk ondifuna ndili #kwathu

  8. Anzathuwo Zikumveka Coz Ama Apasa Zitakataka Zonse Pantchito Yawo. Mwachisanzo: Welder Amampasa Welding Machine, Grinder Nd Zina Zotere. Koma Nanga Ife Aku TTC {teachers} Or Nd Tg Yomwe Satipasa Komanso Kuyambisa Xul Sindondomeko Zakezo.
    Ndye Nkutani Pamenepa Bwana President?

  9. i dont see a reason why we should blame the president and govt .This initiative will really help us malawians if we stop kudalira chilichonse.Boma lakupatsa skill and ma tools can u fail kuyamba ndi kochepa? Vuto timafuna kungofiikira pa dangote

  10. If you look around, in every trading centre and in all villages in Malawi you will find craftsmen. There are tinsmith, radio television and computer repair techs, painters, bricklayers, welders/metal workers, carpenters. These aren’t skilled at all and most of their work is trash. Villages and trading centers can’t develop with the works of these unskilled craftsmen. The aim of community colleges is to produce skilled craftsmen who will work in these trading centers and villages and leave these places beautiful hence develop Malawi. Osati kumanga nyumba zopotoka kapena kukhoma masofa autuchi mukugula pano. The aim of community colleges is not to employ their products into the government. Through social media at least we can understand umbuli umene uli mMalawi muno. Anthu okhalira kulira kuti boma liwadyese, so pathetic. Mbuzi za ma citizen. Everybody must work hard and think of how to get capital. Utchitsiru okhalira kuyang’anira boma kuti litidyese unayenera kutha otherwise Malawi is doomed.

    • Noo!! I’m not listening your fabricated lie bro u know what i my community we have got alot of experienced people with their talent or skills and most of them they never went to school to apply or get imparted the knowledge by those so called professors komano they are better at doing it than those who struggled attend classes in wasting their time for no apparent reason…u have to realize that a skill is just somthng u deserve inborn and i do hope everyone has confidence about it…..mwina kwanuko kulibe anthu oterewa bt in my society we are much blessed with a such kind of talented beings who do a recognisable and great things that contribute to our society in development boosting….. u r an exceptionally fool!!! i have seen those who go to school asking for help from those illiterate…. kk why r they doing so? is just becoz the claim to go into a destiny of which never created for them instead they only force the matter@@@@@ bro think wisely before u take your thoughts into words mpikene mwe achisiru?

  11. How can a child run business without capital. Can a car move without fuel?? 2019 naye akayambe Business asiye u President walephela akanangokhala chete osayankhula umenewo ndi ntuzu kapena ntuzi kugwela mazi akumwa

  12. The Peter Munthalika should give them Money for Business or else he should close all Commununity Colleges before 2019. We voted for a vistor he has been out for too long that why he doesnt care about Malawians. My anger will be shown in 2019. Why did him pick them from their Villages? they were happily raising fowls and livestocks on top they were cultivating for Business. He takes Malawians as fowls

  13. Chilungamo chimapweteka a MW adazolowera kuwanamiza kodi nthawi ya Banda,Muluzi,Mutharika and JB anthu onse ophunzira adali pa ntchito kudalibe ma Business man? nde enanu mukudabwa chani? go to xool 4 knowledge mwava!!!!!!!

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  15. Big up Mr President, those are nice words for a father who need his child think that life is not easy but hardworking plus creativity will make him prosper.

  16. Exactly, they were trained how to catch fish rather than expecting somebody to give them fish dish everyday. But Mr President, ofcoz what u told them is true, but atleast they must also given the capital, u can not graduate at school and starting your own business without any capital, first u must work for capital then create your own business!

  17. how can we start our own businesses when we don’t have financial capital, we only have management capital Mr president! a little package of finanacil assistance can compliment your speech but without that its just a waste of our time

  18. Zowona amalawi tiyeni tidzuka zochitika tisamangodalira kufusera ntchito ayi moyo ndi wowawa kulamulidwe komaso akatichotsa zimatengaso nthawi kuti tiyipeze yina ntchito ndizomwe zimatibweza mbuyo mapulani anthu omwe tinalinawo

  19. How to start business without capita to start with?so pathetic,not all graduates r coming frm parents who got cash to start business.presdent before he speak about business,let goverment give them money to start with

  20. To the other hand the president is right and he has stated it crealy that the government is vowed to give tools to those graduating this year to hit the ground.its good to use their skills by creating their own jobs than applying for jobs.this will also reduce seeking jobs from other countries

  21. Guyz bwana wo tue akudziwa kuti mwangowaulidwa you are not skill enough to be employed ,amzanufe pamene tinkapanga galah sikunabwere presedent komano makampan akachita kulimbrana kutilemba ntchito tinachita kuthawa mkumapanga zathu,after titapezake experiance.

  22. Truly. …. there’s no jobs for them but a lot of work for them to make money. ..I like that… Hence Malawi will be a producing country!

  23. Fuso langa kwa inu a #Malawi24 coz ndi amene mwapanga post.

    And fusoli likafike kwa bwana mkubwayo.

    His is saying that thy must start their own business where did thy going to get captal?

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  25. AM ONE OF THOSE STUDENTS, & THIS GOVERNMENT TOLD US THAT ” WE ARE GOIN TO CREATE SOME SPACE FOR U IN OUR GOVERNMENT PROJECTS & NOW HE IS SAYNING THAT?
    HOW AM I GOIN TO OPEN UP MY OWN BUSINESS DOWN THERE WHILE MY COMPETETORS GOT ALL RESOURCES WHILE AM ON ZERO!
    #I_HATE_THIS_PERSONALY

  26. an entrepreneur is person who sees opportunity and makes a quick buck out of that opportunity, to became an entrepreneur you need to turn your hobby into a business venture that give you the satisfaction and passion. so creating jobs require to who are entrepreneurs to create to jobs it starts with an idea, share that idea

  27. There is no job for them, but there is work for them. True President, we should stop depending on government to provide job for us. We are more than 18 millions, let be creative and try our best to create job for our own and for others as well.

  28. Country’s Technicians’ Market is already saturated, govt role is still needed to prevent this good initiative from backfiring. If these graduates, plus others to come, flood the already tight market and start scrambling piece meal jobs, the goal of this project, which is to provide the youth with means for survival, will be hampered or even lost completely.

  29. Ntchito ilipo koma nzeru mulibe bwana,,dziko la Malawi likufunika alimi achizungu,,mulande malo ku anthu akhale mmanja mwa Boma kenako mupatse azungu azichita ulimi, basi ntchito zizavutanso

    • Dont depend azungu to come and produce from ur resources(land), it could sound better if u could have said we be given skills and capital to venture in that farming

    • Dereck malo tilinawo koma tikufa tili osaukabe kaamba koti ulimi ndiovuta umafuna ndalama zambiri komanso misika,pamene mzungu amapeza msika poyamba asanayambe kulima komanso mzungu sasowa msika amagulana okhaokha,,monga ine sindingangosunga malo mwa nsanje pamene ndikulephera kuagwiritsa ntchito,,ulimi wa nzimbe ku Nchalo ndi Dwangwa ulimmanja mwa azungu amalemba anthu oposa 10.000 kumapeza la mchere ndiye uganize patakhala minda 10 ngati yomweyi bwa??

    • Kulimba mtima kotani bwana? Truly dzikoli ndilathu, and u r very true. Ndipo tiri ndigawo lokoza zinthu.Koma kugiva kuti kulibe angakoze zinthu ndikutsutsana nanu. Alipo amene angathe ndithu Mulungu adatipatsa maluso isiyana, kuganiza kosiyana. Uyu ndimmene akuganizira, enanso akuganiza mosiyana. Eetu.

  30. Wow I like that very much. That’s when they will use the knowledge acquired at the college to open up their businesses. Luso mudalandira lantchito za manja cholinga chake kudali kuti mukayambitse mabusiness mudzilemba ntchito anzanu. It’s good that tsopano we will be creating jobs on our own instead of waiting for the government to employ us. Thumbs up. Only those who hate the truth may attack me.

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