BY BLAIR MHONE
Newly-appointed Minister of Labour Vera Kamtukule has provided further details to 997, 423 jobs created by government in the 2021/22 financial year.
The minister was providing the details after President Lazarus Chakwera revealed the number in his State of the Nation Address last week.
Speaking during a media briefing in Lilongwe, Kamtukule said this milestone was achieved despite the country experiencing the adverse economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
She said; “over 30,000 jobs have been created in the Education sector, over 13,000 in security institutions, over 88,000 in the construction sector, 12, 360 in health, 19,019 in Local Government and 160,000 created by the National Economic Empowerment Fund (NEEF). And More jobs are expected to be created in the next fiscal year.”
She added that any job is important regardless of the length of employment.
Kamtukule was accompanied by Minister of Information and Digitalization Gospel Kazako who said each and every Minister appointed by the President will meet the press to elaborate more details about the SONA .
Kazako also revealed that government will soon be publishing names of desk officers responsible for giving information for smooth implementation of the Access to Information law.